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If you feel the bite is serious, seek medical attention immediately. Whether you go to a doctor’s office or the hospital emergency room, they will contact Animal Control to report the bite and an Animal Control Officer will be dispatched immediately.
If you do not seek medical attention you may call Animal Control and an Officer will be dispatched. The Officer will locate the animal and verify whether it has a current rabies vaccination. If the animal does not have current vaccinations it will be impounded and quarantined for 10 days. You will be informed if anything out of the ordinary is observed during the quarantine period. You will also be contacted by an Officer approximately 10 days after the bite during a follow up to ensure that you are recovering satisfactorily.
For more information or if you are bit by an animal, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.
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You have a few options. If you feel comfortable with the animal you can keep it and contact Animal Control the following day, or you can take the animal to Animal Control and place it in one of the drop off cages on the North side of the building. If you are unable to keep the animal or transport it to Animal Control, then you can call the police departments’ non emergency number, 575-439-4300, and they will dispatch the on-call Animal Control Officer to your location for pickup.
Yes. Contact Animal Control at 575-439-4330 and they can lend you a live trap along with instructions on how to set and bait the trap. Once a skunk is caught just call and an officer will be sent to retrieve the skunk.
Yes. Contact Animal Control at 575-439-4330 and they will lend you a live trap along with instructions on how to set and bait the trap. Once a cat is trapped just call and an Officer will be sent to retrieve the cat.
If the bees are on private property, the property owner should call a pest control company. If they are on public property, Animal Control will come out and do an assessment of the location of the bees and whether they pose a danger to the public. Once this is done Animal Control will contact the proper authorities to remove the bees if necessary. For more information, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.
Contact a local pest control agency for assistance in removal of the pigeons.
If the bats are on the outside of your home, doorway, eaves, etc. we can attempt to capture the bats. If they are located inside your residence, you will have to contact a local pest control agency. For more information, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.
Yes. Animal Control Officers will respond to any snake calls. They will capture and relocate the snake to an unpopulated area and release back to the wild. For more information, call Animal Control at 575-439-4330.