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Dead Pets & Animals

Information about what to do with an deceased pet or animal.

Albuquerque city residents have two options for disposing of deceased pets. Animal Welfare Department accepts all cats or dogs.

Option 1: Call 311

To have a deceased dog or cat picked up from your home, please call 311.

The City of Albuquerque can arrange to retrieve a deceased pet.

Deceased animal pick up times: 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7 days a week

After-hour requests can be arranged for pick-up on the following business day.

Option 2: Drop Off

Albuquerque city residents can drop-off deceased animals to either the Eastside or the Westside Animal Welfare shelters:

Eastside Animal Shelter
8920 Lomas NE - View Map

Westside Animal Shelter
11800 Sunset Gardens SW - View Map

Deceased animals can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily