Crowded animal shelter offers adoption deals

Valencia County Animal Shelter
Valencia County Animal Shelter

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Valencia County Animal Shelter is so full they are offering pet adoptions at half price. Officials said since the Fourth of July, they have been taking in about 150 animals a week.

Some dogs and cats are placed in foster homes or transferred to other animal rescue facilities, but it just isn’t enough.

The shelter says they are now at 35 to 40 percent euthanasia rate and they don’t want to put even more animals down. They’d like to find them loving homes.

They are also looking for foster volunteers.

“Even just one or two dogs out of here at a time makes a huge difference,” Patty Mugan, with the Valencia County Animal Shelter said. “When you open up one kennel it doesn’t just save that one. It opens up for the next one coming in and the ones still here can stay a little bit longer.”

From now until Saturday, dog adoptions are just $46 and cats are $36.

Those fees include spay or neuter and vaccinations.

If the animals came in sterilized, they are $10.

For more adoption information, please call Mugan at 505-401-0371 or email her at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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