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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.

News and Events

Free Rabies Clinic – January 6, 2024

Free Pet Food Donation – January 13, 2024


Pueblo of Isleta community members:

Animal Control has a limited amount of Grass mix for your outside pets. The Grass mix can be used as insulation inside their outside houses or as a barrier between the animal’s body and direct contact from the freezing ground.

We encourage everyone to ensure their outside pets have adequate shelter, food, water, and other necessities during the cold days and nights.  If you require assistance, need advice or have questions about winter weather conditions in regard to animals, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (505) 869-7564.

If you know someone that requires *assistance with their animals and want to remain anonymous, please let us know at the number above.  We are committed in helping and serving the communities of the Pueblo.

Thank you

Isleta Animal Control


*Denotes: Limited Service Provided

Help Information

Click on the images below to find out information regarding the most common, preventable, disease in pets today.
Information provided by American Veterinary Medical Association.

Missing Pets

To see information on a missing or found pet,
please click one of the links below:

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


Rabies Clinic

Isleta Animal Control partners with various business and services to conduct a Rabies Clinic for Pueblo of Isleta Tribal members.

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.

Contact Us

Isleta Animal Control
Office:  (505) 869-7564
Fax: (505) 869-5171

3950 Highway 47, Building “E”
Albuquerque, NM 87105


Jerome Antonio
Animal Control Officer