The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department and Animal Humane New Mexico are joining forces for a luau-themed adoption event in an effort to empty all Albuquerque shelters in favor of good homes.
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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque has fewer animals in its shelters than ever before. The number of impounded pets at the Animal Welfare Department is at an all time low.
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But these and dozens of other dogs adopted out of the city of Albuquerque’s animal shelter last year have something else in common: They have killed and maimed other pets, bitten children, attacked their handlers or displayed other signs of aggression.
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People’s Anti Cruelty Association / Albuquerque Animal Rescue, a no-kill rescue group, was founded in 1973. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehouse homeless dogs and cats. PACA has no shelter facility and relies on an organized network of volunteers who foster the pets until permanent homes are found.Bow is a perky 3-year-old pit bull ready to be adopted at Albuquerque's East Side animal shelter. Unfortunately, there are so many pit bulls at area shelters that it's hard to keep track of them.
"Each shelter has roughly 500 animals. That's really over capacity," said Dr. Nicole Vigil, a senior veterinarian for the city of Albuquerque animal shelters. "We're asking any citizen who wants to surrender or relinquish a pet to join a waiting list."
With the goal of increasing shelter pet adoptions in 2016, Animal Humane New Mexico and the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department will be hosting a weekend adoption event called Klear the Kennels from June 4 – 5.