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The Animal Welfare Center manages the shelter for the City of Las Vegas.

Address: 1680 N Grand Ave, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: (505) 426-3289

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–6PM
Wednesday 10AM–6PM
Thursday 10AM–6PM
Friday 10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–4PM
Sunday Closed

For Animal Control, please contact the Las Vegas Police Department on the non-emergency line: (505) 425-7504.



The NMDOG straw program has started and straw is available at the AWC Pet Center located at 1680 N. Grand Avenue to help keep outdoor pets warm as the temperatures drop.



Looking for Love? Click to see  some of our adoptable pets!


Featured Pet!

Cassie is a very active, super friendly 4 year old. She wants to please, listens to the word NO. She is friendly and enthusiastic with everyone who greets her; she is  bit afraid of cats but wants to play with them. She likes little and big kids. Be friendly and she responds in kind. She loves to run and chew on a bone or a rock. She is a big baby who wants to be part of a family; to belong. She loves car rides and hikes.

Come meet this sweet girl!




Cassie is a 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier looking for a home.
She gets along well with cats and other dogs, and would do best in a home with an active family.