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Santa Fe County Sheriff

ADAN MENDOZA | Sheriff (D) | Term 2019 - 2022

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Proposed Animal Control Ordinance

The proposed draft does not reflect the comments, concerns and suggestions that have been submitted to date. Once all public comment has been received, a final draft will be circulated for the final public hearing and for adoption by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

 

Animal Control

Do you know what the requirements of dog or cat ownership are in Santa Fe County?

SANTA FE COUNTY PET OWNERS

  • All dogs and cats over the age of 3 months must have a rabies shot
  • All dogs over the age of 3 months must have a county license
  • A copy of the dog's current rabies vaccination is required to obtain a license
  • It is unlawful for any owner of an animal to fail, refuse, or neglect to provide his or her animal with proper and adequate food, water, and shade or shelter
  • All persons owning or having charge of an animal must keep the animal restrained on their premises; It is unlawful to allow any dog to run at large
  • It is unlawful for a pet owner to allow animals to persistently or continuously bark, howl or make noise common to their species, or otherwise disturb the peace 

Licenses can be obtained from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, located at 100 Caja Del Rio, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507. The shelter can be reached at (505)-983-4309.

CLICK HERE for licensing information and fees

To report any animal violations, please call Santa Fe County Animal Control Dispatch at (505)428-3720  or the Animal Control office at (505) 992-1626 
 

Animal Control Ordinance 1991-6

Animal Control Ordinance 2017-1

Animal Control Supervisor

Officer Shawn Kesler – 505-992-1626
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Animal Control Officers

  • James Slayer
  • Thomas Wells
  • Natasha Garcia

Animal Control Secretary

505-992-1626 

Animal Control Services

Ofc: (505) 428-3720
Fax:
(505) 424-1230

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