Animal Bites

Animal bites occur for many reasons, whether provoked or unprovoked.  If you are bitten by any canine, feline, or any wild or exotic animal, seek medical attention immediately and notify your local animal control.  If the animal that bit is domestic, it will be quarantined at either the owner's residence or animal control for 10 days, as outlined by state law.  If the animal exhibits any unusual behaviors or symptoms, the animal must be humanely euthanized to be tested for rabies.

Rabies is a deadly disease which attacks and destroys the nervous system and is transmittable to humans and other warm-blooded animals.  Positive cases of rabies in domestic animals are very low; to ensure your pets are protected, make sure their rabies vaccinations are current and up to date.

Tips to Prevent Animal Bites:


  • Do not approach any unfamiliar animal, wild or domestic.
  • Do not handle injured domestic animals or wildlife, contact the proper authority.
  • Do not attempt to get between animals in the event of a fight.
  • Use caution around animals while they are eating.
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Contact Us

  1. Mike Ring
    Animal Control Officer
    mring@pd.edgewood-nm.gov

    Tim Dvorak

    Animal Control Officer
    tdvorak@pd.edgewood-nm.gov

    16 Municipal Way
    Edgewood, NM 87015

    Animal Shelter:


    505-926-9013

    Dispatch:


    1-800-742-1144

    Emergencies:


    911

    Shelter Hours


    Monday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm

    Animal Shelter will be closed all major holidays.