Animal Welfare sweep leaves six animals in protective custody

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Several pets could be in safer hands Monday morning after an Animal Welfare sweep turned up hundreds of violations in Bernalillo County.

Thursday, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Task Force issued more than 260 animal welfare violations and took six animals into protective custody.

Nearly a dozen of animals were surrendered voluntarily.

The sheriff’s department says sweeps like this not only protect animals but they often see a correlation between animal cruelty and other crimes. 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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