If you see something, say something

A friendly reminder. If you see something you feel is inappropriate re an animal…please ALWAYS report to animal control first! Then feel free to send to us for further possible follow up/options. But if we receive a fb msg about puppies for sale with a rough description of an area…a.) it’s likely we wont see the msg in ample time to help (there is only one person managing the fb page on top of many other daily duties) b.) without pics, a plate #, etc….there is absolutely nothing we can do (& likely nothing AC can do either, after the fact). If you witness something disturbing “in action”…like someone “kicking a dog”, “forcing their dog to run behind the vehicle & laughing about it” & the such…think fast! Break out the Iphone & video it! There is nothing AC or anyone can do “after the fact” without proper documentation. We have been receiving a high # of reports similar to the ones above asking us to “do something”. Unfortunately, we are powerless to do anything if we dont have the proper info. & finally….please dont send us an email or msg asking us to “help the dog running loose on the fwy”…CALL AC, call the state police, call 911 in a situation like this. There is no way, even if we receive that msg right away that we can be everywhere at once. It is important to remember that NMDOG is a very small org, with each day maxed out with appts, calls, responsibilities to the dogs in our program, & so on. We just are not equipped to respond to most situations at the drop of a dime & we do not have someone sitting on the computer every day. That is why we all need to be informed & educate ourselves on the right course of action. It is up to everyone to be proactive when it comes to the animals in our communities Thanks Village….I just felt it was important to share this, in order to best serve the dogs.

Animal welfare code violations in unincorporated Bernalillo County: 468-PETS.

ABQ metro/Bernalillo County ~ If you know of a dog out in this weather without proper provisions or tethered in any way, there are a few things you can do! 
1.) If you are comfortable (in cases of a neighbors dog) please offer to bring the dog into your spare room, garage, or shelter for the night.
2.) ABQ Metro animal control complaints are called into 311
3.) Bernalillo County Animal Control complaints are called into 468-PETS
4.) You can send an email to rescue@nmdog.org with the address & conditions of the dog. Pictures are helpful if you can get them, as well as any history known. Your report will remain anonymous, and we will do all we can to assist.
5.) You can send us a personal message via the NMDOG Facebook page. (reports coming to NMDOG are prioritized & fielded appropriately)
We will do all that we can. Please be a the voice for those that suffer.

Dogs in Need in New Mexico
1.) Send an email to rescue@nmdog.org with the address and condition of the dog. Pictures are helpful if you can get them, as well as any history known. Your report will remain anonymous, and we will do all we can to assist.
2.) You can send us a personal message via the NMDOG Facebook page. (reports coming to NMDOG are prioritized & fielded appropriately)

We will do all that we can. Please be a the voice for those that suffer.

Selling puppies is ILLEGAL in Abq & Bernalillo County without a breeders license or hobby permit & litter permit. It is ILLEGAL even with these things to sell them in this manner. If you see someone selling pups, REPORT THEM!! Get as much info from the people as you can, a plate # of the vehicle & pics if possible. For Bernalillo County, call 468-PETS & in the City of Abq, call 311!! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!

REPORT DOGFIGHTING!!! HSUS offers a $5000 REWARD for infomation leading to an arrest! Call (202)452-1100 for more info! DOGFIGHTING is alive & well in New Mexico…IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING! If you see a dog (or a child) locked in a hot car: call your local Pop-A-Lock and a trained locksmith will come out and unlock the door FOR FREE thru it’s Emergency Lockout Service, a service the offer for free to the community. In the event a child is locked into a vehicle, first call 9-1-1 and then call your local Pop-A-Lock. The nearest Pop-A-Lock employee will promptly arrive to unlock your car door free of charge. All emergency situtations are the highest priority, so you can count on Pop-A-Lock to be there when you need them most.Local Dispatch Number(s):SE Albuquerque:(505) 242-4550,NE Albuquerque:(505) 881-5120, Rio Rancho/Corrales:(505) 897-5035, SW Albuquerque:(505) 452-2318