Animal Control

Animal Control VehicleMission

The mission of the City of Las Cruces Animal Control is to ensure the well-being of both animals and residents of our community by delivering professional high quality, responsive and cost-effective animal control services.

Accomplishing Our Mission

Our mission is accomplished by enforcing animal control laws while providing compassionate services to animals and their owners.

Enforcing Ordinances

Animal Control Officers enforce such ordinances as: 

  • Care and Maintenance
  • Nuisance (Barking)
  • Pet Licenses
  • Rabies Vaccinations
  • Restraint of Animals (Leash Laws) and All Other Ordinances Under the Municipal Code

Reaching Out to the Public

Animal Control also reaches out to the public by providing presentations to schools, clubs or any organization to better educate residents about proper and responsible pet care. These presentations include: 

  • Bite Prevention
  • How to Correct Nuisance or Problem Dogs
  • How to Recognize Animal Cruelty and Animal Hoarding
  • How to Properly Care and Maintain Your Pet and a Variety of Other Classes Which Are Geared for Age-Appropriate Levels

Online Reporting

Residents of Las Cruces can now file loud animal reports online instead of having to call Central Dispatch or speak with an officer.

Services Provided by Animal Control

To schedule any of these services or any questions, please call 575-528-4100 or email Gino Jimenez.


“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
Mahatma Gandhi