Bernalillo County breaks ground on new 17,000 sq ft animal shelter

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – After using city resources for years, Bernalillo County is building a brand new, very large animal shelter.

County officials broke ground Thursday morning on the shelter south of the Sunport, west of I25 near 2nd and Rio Bravo.

The building is a first for the county which only has one small shelter and contracts with the city of Albuquerque and out-of-town shelters to house its animals.

The shelter will be just a little over 17,000 square feet with space for 120 dogs, 67 cats and additional space for large animals.

They will also have specialty veterinary care at the new facility.

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