My pet got out of my yard and was picked up by Animal Control. What do I need to do to recover my pet?

Your first step would be to go to Animal Control and identify your pet. After this is done, you will need proof of current rabies vaccination and city license. If your pet is not current on these, you will have to purchase these from Animal Control. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, you will also have to pay for this procedure to be done, unless your pet is registered by a recognized organization such as the American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, etc.


Visit Animal Control at: 

2910 N Florida Avenue

Alamogordo, NM 88310


For more information, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.

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1. We can no longer care for our family pet. What options are available to us?
2. My pet got out of my yard and was picked up by Animal Control. What do I need to do to recover my pet?
3. My pet lost its collar along with its tags. Can I get replacement tags?
4. I was just told that my pet needs a city license. Is this true and if so why?
5. My friend told me that my cat had to be on a leash whenever I let it go outside. Is this true?
6. Pigeons keep coming into my yard and eating my pet’s food. They are becoming a nuisance, can you help?
7. My pet passed away last night. What should I do with the remains?
8. Our neighbor’s dog barks constantly. Is there any way to resolve this problem?
9. My neighbor’s dog is chained up in the backyard. I never see him feed his dog and I am constantly giving the dog water. What should I do?
10. If I get bit by an animal what should I do?