Doña Ana County

CONTROL DE ANIMALES Y CÓDIGOS DEL CONDADO SE ENFOCAN EN PRIORIDADES SOLAMENTE

CONTROL DE ANIMALES Y CÓDIGOS DEL CONDADO SE ENFOCAN EN PRIORIDADES SOLAMENTE

Doña Ana County’s Animal Control and Codes Enforcement will prioritize emergency calls such as animal cruelty or neglect, bites to humans and dangerous dog complaints, to align with Governor Lujan Grisham’s order to limit contact and help prevent spreading the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Additionally, significant clean-up operations that present a safety risk to the community will be prioritized.

To further limit their own exposure and the community’s, they reduced or eliminated activities such as door-to-door outreach and responding to non-emergency nuisance complaints in person. However, Animal Control and Codes officers will respond to non-emergency calls by phone. After assessing reports, officers will determine if a response in person is necessary and proceed, as appropriate.

Animal Control officers will make every attempt to release pets to owners, in the field and suspend non-emergency owner-surrender intakes. They will also evaluate on a case-by-case basis the possibility of conducting bite quarantines, at the animal’s residence, following state statutes.

To report an emergency, please call 911. Emergencies include animal bites to humans, animal attacks against humans or livestock, injured animals or suspected rabies cases.

If unsure or to report other concerns, please call (575) 526-0795 and choose option 6, which is the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority. A dispatch operator will direct an Animal Control Officer to the location, when appropriate.

Callers may choose whether to remain anonymous or provide your contact information.

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