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Information about Animal Welfare.

Albuquerque's lost and adoptable pets are our highest priority.

We are honored to help with pet-care needs and questions.

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Spaying & Neutering

Free Spay & Neuter Program

Upcoming Events

View Animal Welfare events.

Adopt a Pet

Adopting a pet is a wonderful experience.

Search for a new pet.

Rescue Groups

Many rescue and specialty groups throughout the state help our animals to find forever homes.

Learn more.


Frequently asked questions about adoptions, licenses, permits, and what to do if your pet ends up at a shelter.

Noisy Animals

Sometimes animals can get noisy and it can be a distraction.

Learn about reporting noisy animals.

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Shelter Information

Find shelter hours and locations.

Volunteer at a Shelter

Feel great and help shelter animals through volunteering.

Learn more about volunteering at an animal shelter.

Donate Items

Peanut butter and yogurt are always in need. Find out what items are needed at our shelters.

Fostering a Pet

Fostering a pet is a wonderful experience.

Complete a fostering application form.

Lucky Paws - Mobile Lucky Paws

Lucky Paws is the first municipal retail pet adoption center in Albuquerque.

Learn about Lucky Paws Centers and Mobile Lucky Paws.

Pet-Friendly Housing

Find a place to live that allows pets.

Be Part of the Solution

Be Part of the Solution

Spay & Neuter Your Pet at Animal Welfare

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Shop at Albertsons & Support Kennel Kompadres!

You can help Kennel Kompadres help the animals of Albuquerque.

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