Isleta Animal Control
As Certified Animal Control Officers, our goal is to protect animals from neglect and abuse, protect Isleta Pueblo residents and visitors from injury and annoyance by animals, promote health, safety and welfare of the Isleta Pueblo residents and animals, assist in providing control of animals, establish fees for matters under the Ordinance and set penalties for violation of the Ordinance.
Since the beginning of the year, Animal Control has transported well over 100 animals to the Valencia County Animal Shelter. Only 5% of the animals that are taken to the shelter are reclaimed by their owners. About 13% are adopted by a new family. Approximately 33% of the animals are sent to various “rescue” organizations and about 49% are euthanized at the shelters discretion. Puppies and kittens make up 33% of the euthanized animals. This is why it is important to call Animal Control immediately if your pet has gone missing.
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How to Reclaim Your Pet
If your pet has been impounded and taken to the Valencia County Animal Shelter (VCAS), contact the POI Animal Control, (505) 869-7564. A POI Animal Control Form must be presented to VCAS to reclaim the pet. VCAS will not release a pet without the form. POI Animal Control will issue the required claim form to reclaim your pet. Impound fees will apply and must be paid at the time of reclaiming the pet. VCAS accepts only Check or Money Order payable to Valencia County Animal Control.
VCAS will hold pets for only seventy-two hours. After the seventy-two hour hold has expired, pets will be released into the general adoption population. Once the pet is released into the adoption population, owners will be required to adopt the pet and must abide by the VCAS adoption contract. Adoption fees are higher than reclaim fees. Adoption fees will include sterilization. VCAS contact information: (505) 866-2479.
If the adoption contract is NOT fulfilled, VCAS has the authority to remove the pet from the owner’s possession. If a pet is impounded and reclaimed (second offense), sterilization will be the responsibility of the owner.
Helpful Information with images and links to PDF Documents, Canine Parvovirus Canine Distemper, Rabies, and Feline Panleukopenia
- Pueblo of Isleta Animal Ordinance – PDF document
- Report a Missing Pet – email submission to email: jerome.antonio@Isletapueblo.com
- Report Pet Nuisance or Pet Abuse – email submission to email: jerome.antonio@Isletapueblo.com
- Report a Found Pet – email submission to email: jerome.antonio@Isletapueblo.com
- Your Comments, Suggestions, Questions – email submission to email: jerome.antonio@Isletapueblo.com
- Facebook Link to Valencia County Animal Shelter: Valencia County Animal Control
- Valencia County Animal Shelter Ordinance – PDF document
This rabies clinic service is offered twice a year.
Vaccination of cats and dogs must be over three months of age. All pets must be on a leash.