Animal Services works to ensure the wellbeing of both animals and residents of the community by delivering professional, high-quality, responsive and cost-effective animal control services. In addition, Animal Services plays an important role by providing citizens and rescue groups an opportunity for adoptions and reclaims of dogs and cats.
After hours, weekend calls and emergency calls are dispatched through the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.
Animal Services is overseen by the city's Special Services Division.
Physical Address 705 E. McGaffey St Roswell, NM88203
Monday-Friday 8 a.m-4:45 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-noon; 1-3:45 p.m.
There are plenty of dogs and cats ready for a new home with a loving owner. The various animals available for adoption may be viewed in the kennel area each day beginning at 10 a.m. until the shelter closes for the day. You can view the adoptable animals on the Animal Services Facebook page. A list can also be found here. For additional adoption information and any other questions, call the kennel manager at 575-624-6722.
Adoptions cost $1 for any animal in the facility.
Those adopting an animal 6 months of age or older must have the animal spayed or neutered and pay for a rabies vaccination and a microchip. We will require an invoice from the new owner's vet stating the services have been paid and an appointment set. (Please note, the animal designation of "registered" only applies to reclaims, not adoptions.)
Approved animal rescue organizations can "pull" an animal on the fifth day after the animal arrives at the shelter.
For pet owners, the fee to reclaim an animal is $40 (an additional $20 per occurrence) and the owner is required to have the animal spayed or neutered (unless it is AKC or UKC registered) and provide a rabies vaccination and microchip.