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The “We Care” Community Pet Services Unit

The Animal Welfare Department (AWD) “We Care” Community Pet Services Mobile Unit travels around the City of Albuquerque to provide pets belonging to Albuquerque residents with free preventative services to help pets continue to live a healthy lifestyle.


This event has already happened.
Sep 25, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Westgate Community Center
10001 De Vargas Rd SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87121


The Animal Welfare Department offers appointment-based services for vaccinations and microchipping, You MUST have an appointment to receive services. Call 311 or follow the links below to make your appointment and to ensure you meet qualifications.

We are still scheduling appointments for 30 pet owners at a time to come to the community centers on those designated dates. Services include: Vaccinations, Microchip implantation, and Spay/Neuter surgery vouchers. Here are our guidelines for pet owners to receive services from our program.

Citizens visiting the mobile We Care Unit must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Appointments will be done in a “drive thru” fashion.
  • Please stay in your Vehicle with your pet.
  • Veterinary assistants and AWD volunteers will be available to take your pet from your vehicle for services.
  • Cats must be in a carrier, No exceptions! Dogs must be on leash!
  • Aggressive pets will be turned away. Aggressive animals are a safety hazard for our staff and Volunteers
  • Site Location will be given at the time of your appointment.
  • Drive up at your appointment time only. Please follow the directions of attendants who will be wearing yellow vests and signs posted at the site

Schedule an Van Appointment

Questions on how to qualify:

  • AWD will only be able to make appointments for a limited number of Citizens that live within the city limits. If appointments are filled please keep checking back with our website for cancellations and future outings of  our mobile unit service.
  • This is a service for qualified low to moderate income families who are residents of the City of Albuquerque.
  • Services include: Vaccinations, Microchip implantation
    • If your pet needs spay/neuter surgery, a voucher for services will be issued by AWD. Those citizens who are issued a voucher will not need to visit the van. AWD staff will contact them with details regarding the issuing of the voucher
    • Pets that do not need spay/neuter surgery should make a drive-thru appointment for vaccinations or microchip


The “We Care” Community Pet Services Unit

Albuquerque Animal Welfare reminds you to always spay or neuter your pets.


Krystal Kehler
Dial 311 (505-768-2000)