Albuquerque recognizes Animal Control Awareness Week

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – April has dedicated an entire week to raise awareness to city workers who put their safety on the line each day.

The Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department invites the public to take a moment the week of April 12-18, National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, to recognize the role Animal Control Officers play within the community.

This week is dedicated to recognizing the hard working members of the Field Division who answer calls for assistance, captures, rescues, and much more.

In 2014, Animal control personnel responded to 33,981 calls for the community. In addition to field work Animal Control personnel are devoted to animal welfare programs.

This department focuses a lot of time on educating the public and pet owners about responsible care and even become mediators for those neighbors who have issues regarding pets.

Albuquerque residents are encouraged not to just remember Albuquerque’s Animal Control personnel during appreciation week, but also throughout the year.

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