Animal Welfare


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The City of Well-being Division supplies cost-free spay or neuter companies for the cats and pet dogs of low-income as well as moderate-income Albuquerque homeowners. Surgical treatments are provided on Tuesday through Friday at the East Side Animal Shelter Veterinary Clinic Only. There also is a coupon program that could spend for surgical procedures at taking part private veterinary centers. Information about the moments, qualifications and also services are provided listed below, among the solution to faqd.

Credentials is based on:
Home within the City of Albuquerque
Overall home income
Pet dog owners under 18 years of age
Any animal considering less compared to 3 pounds
Pet dogs over 5 years old * If your pet dog is a Pitbull, Chihuahua, or pet cat of any kind of age, please contact us if you are looking for spay or neuter. The spawn of these family pets are most in jeopardy of winding up in our shelter and also we will certainly aim to aid all people with these family pets to discover a spay/neuter option.
Aggressive animals
Any kind of animal evaluated by the City veterinarian as a surgical risk
Other issues:
For info about disinfecting the unowned road cats in your neighborhood, call Street Pet cat Center, -LRB-505-RRB-\u00a0247-9357. The team is knowledgeabled in where to obtain catches, the best ways to utilize them, where to take the cats for sterilization and also just what to do afterward.
What are the revenue standards for the city program?
The program is offered to those that do not go beyond the moderate-income degree for their family members dimension. Individuals are identified as low earnings and moderate revenue in conformity with city law. The earnings figures are derived from government standards for Albuquerque.


Do I should qualify to receive spay or sterilize companies?
Yes. You need to certify as low-income or moderate-income to receive cost-free spay or neuter, vaccination, and silicon chip companies. Evidence of credentials is needed at the time you hand over your pet dog.
Suppose I do not stay in Albuquerque?
Please refer to the CABQ site or your neighborhood city or county government for various other alternatives.
Can I bring my proof of income when I pick up my animal?
No. Proof must be presented at check-in or services will not be provided.
Just what would show low-income standing?
Honor letter for an EBT card provided by the State of New Mexico for Food Stamps, OR
Either the annual letter relating to benefits or the regular monthly benefit card for Supplemental Protection Earnings (SSI), OR
Award letter for an EBT card issued by the State of New Mexico for the Temporary Help for Needy Family members (TANF) program, OR
Honor letter for a Medicaid wellness benefit card, OR
Authorizing as well as sending an affidavit promising that your earnings is within the numbers detailed on the table over for Low Income
Exactly what would certainly be proof of moderate-income standing?
Authorizing and also sending an affidavit promising that your income is within the figures provided on the table over for Modest Income
Exactly how do I acquire the complimentary spay or neuter services?
For certified low-income as well as moderate-income residents of Albuquerque:
For DOGS considering under 50 pounds who have no medical issues and also CATS without any clinical issues:
Please call 311
Animal Welfare will certainly return your phone call to arrange an appointment for your animals surgical procedure within 5 company days
Surgeries are given by consultation ONLY on Tuesday through Friday at the East Side Pet Sanctuary Veterinary Clinic ONLY.
Drop-off time is from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Evidence of credentials consisting of ID, evidence of property, and proof of earnings qualification NECESSITY be provided at decrease off or the services will not be made.
Surgical procedure client PICK-UP is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you fall short to grab your animal(s), they will be maintained over night. Over night costs will apply as well as must be paid before your animal will certainly be launched to you.
For PETS weighing 50 extra pounds or more or those with medical issues, a voucher program is available. If you fulfill the earnings demands, you could be supplied with a coupon that will certainly enable you to set up spay or neuter surgical procedure at a participating private veterinary facility.
Please call 311
Pet Well-being will certainly return your telephone call to schedule a session for your pet’s assessment within 5 company days.
You should bring your pet to your consultation and it will have to get on a chain. The dog will certainly be reviewed by a Vet or Vet Assistant prior to a voucher will be provided.
Coupons are subject to veterinary decisions regarding the condition of the pet.
Coupons surgeries are performed at personal veterinary clinics who are partnering with AWD. Citizens could incur additional prices not covered by AWD, including service charges for surgery, anti-biotics, or testing. AWD could not cover these expenses; they are the obligation of the consumer who owns the animal obtaining surgical treatment.
Citizens are reminded that the City of Albuquerque Free Spay/Neuter companies are for City of Albuquerque homeowners JUST. If you live outside the city limitations in Bernalillo Region, you may acquire a totally free spay/neuter coupon by going to the Bernalillo Region Animal Control Workplace at 1136 Gatewood SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.
What will be provided for my animal?
Sanitation surgical procedure, a rabies vaccination if the pet is old enough, an upper respiratory system inoculation for felines, a parvo/distemper inoculation for pets, a microchip implant, and complimentary silicon chip registration.
What do I have to understand prior to I bring a pet dog to the facility for surgical treatment?
Each feline NECESSITY come in its own provider; if you bring two cats, bring two carriers
Each animal will certainly be examined by a vet prior to surgical procedure. If your pet is unwell or taken into consideration a surgical threat, surgical procedure will not be done.
Do not feed your pet after 9 p.m. the evening prior to surgery
Offer your family pet water all evening long
Suppose I found a roaming pet cat and I have been feeding it, however I am not exactly sure I intend to keep it?
Call Street Cat Center, -LRB-505-RRB-\u00a0247-9357.
Exactly what do I should bring with me?
Driver’s license or main ID card
Evidence of low-income or moderate-income condition, unless you authorize as well as send an affidavit swearing that your revenue is within the figures specified on the table above for low revenue or modest earnings.
Proof of injections within the previous year if you do not want your animal revaccinated. Evidence is a rabies certification, not a pet health and wellness document.
An alternating contact number for the integrated circuit registration: a person that has a various telephone number compared to yours. If your pet is currently microchipped, please tell us.
If somebody else is visiting hand over or get your pet, they will certainly require a motorist’s permit or main ID, AND ALSO they will need an authorized and dated letter of consent from you. As an example: I, (your name), license (your pal’s name) to carry my family pet (your pet’s name) to and also from AWD for spay or neuter surgical treatment on (the date).
I qualify, but I don’t driving a car. Are there any type of choices for me?
Have someone grab a paperwork bundle for you at any type of AWD place.
Fill in the documentation beforehand (the package should be loaded out properly to be legitimate).
Have a good friend, next-door neighbor, or family member transport your documents, your ID, your evidence of income, as well as your family pet.
Give this person with an authorized letter of approval licensing them to transfer your pet dog. For example: I, (your name), authorize (your buddy’s name) to carry my pet (your family pet’s name) to and from AWD for spay or neuter surgical treatment on (the day). They must present an ID so we recognize we are launching your pet dog to the appropriate individual.
Completing your documentation early will reduce your check-in time! We motivate everyone to do this!
Exactly how do I locate the facility?
Pet Well-being Division East Side Animal Shelter
8920 Lomas NE (between Wyoming and also Eubank on the south side of Lomas)
Transform southern from Lomas into Herndon, simply eastern of the Hyundai auto dealership
The vet center is the north door (on your left as you deal with the building)
Just what are the general hrs of the center?
Surgical treatment client drop-off: 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. EAST SIDE CLINIC ONLY
Surgical procedure client pick-up: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EAST SIDE FACILITY ONLY
Rabies injection facilities: (for ADOPTED ANIMALS ONLY) 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday at both East Side and also West Side places. These facilities are closed to the basic public, but are meant for animals that were also young for rabies vaccinations at the time they were taken on from the Animal Welfare Department.
Recheck visits: (for post-operative problems within 10 days of surgery IF they take place) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week at the EAST SIDE CENTER ONLY.