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Animal Services

Mission Statement:

"Matching People and Pets for a Lifetime"

Our mission is to provide all the animals that come through our doors with the best quality of life possible through affection, social interaction and proper nutrition. We strive to educate the community on sterilization options, vaccination requirements and assistance with basic care issues. We offer lost and found programs, reference materials, and many other aspects of animal care and welfare. We are dedicated to the care of abandon, homeless, unwanted and lost animals. Our goal is to find quality homes for all healthy and adoptable animals and to only euthanize those too sick, injured or aggressive to be adopted.


  • Our basic adoption rate is $200.00 for an unsterilized animal. Dog or cat. This fee includes sterilization, rabies vaccination, parvo/distemper and bordetella vaccinations, microchip and county license.
  • If the animal was sterilized when it came into the shelter, the fee is $100.00.  This includes rabies vaccination, parvo/distemper and bordetella vaccinations, microchip, and county license.
  • Microchipping is available to the public for $10.00 includes lifetime registration.

News and Announcements:


To inquire about our Community Animal Food Pantry or available spay and neuter resources, please call us at 505-384-5117.


What We Do:

  • Animal Control - taking and responding to calls for service for animals at large, acting aggressively, attacking other animals, animal on human bites
  • We care for animals that are brought to our facility
  • We issue county licenses for animals per the Animal Control Ordinance
  • We operate a community animal food pantry to help the citizens of Torrance County in times of need
  • We can do parvo/distemper and bordetella vaccinations for dogs, FVRCP vaccinations for cats, and dewormer for both
  • We do microchipping
  • We have free straw for dog houses to give to the community; we also occasionally have dog houses to give to people in need
  • We assist people with information about low-cost spay and neuter services


We service the unincorporated areas of Torrance County for Animal Control Issues.

We have specials on occasion when we have a Fund raising events. We try to have at least 4-5 events per year. We are always in need of volunteers to assist at the kennels and fund raising events, please contact us and help out!

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Torrance County Animal Services
PO Box 875
751 Salt Missions Trail
McIntosh, NM 87032

Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday and Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm

*We follow the Torrance County Holiday and snow schedule


Regular business hours:
Phone: 505-384-5117

After hours, Sundays and Emergencies
Phone: 505-384-2705


Danette Langdon
Animal Services Director


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