Albuquerque issues fewer citations to pet owners in 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The number of citations given to pet owners is down more than 40 percent. It’s a drastic drop compared to the last year Mayor Richard Berry was in office.  The city’s Animal Welfare Department said it’s trying a new approach. Instead of writing citations, officers are giving pet owners options.  With more…

Tips on how to keep your pets safe this holiday season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the holidays comes all sorts of festive decorations inside and outside the house. Did you know that some decorations, plants and food can be incredibly dangerous and toxic to our four-legged friends? Holiday foods that are bad for pets Caffeine Alcohol Candy Chocolate Dairy products Eggnog Garlic, onion and chives…

Grant Middle School students deliver comfort gifts to shelter pets

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque students are giving back to local pets this holiday season. Grants Middle School collected dozens of comfort gifts this year through ‘Operation Silent Night’. Thursday, students and staff made a trip to Animal Welfare’s Eastside shelter to deliver the gifts. The school says they simply wanted to help the pets. “As…

Keeping Your Pets Warm During the Winter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Even if you do not allow your dog inside the home, special accommodations must be taken to keep them safe and warm. Even before temperatures drop to freezing, dogs left outside without the proper provisions can die. Especially vulnerable in the cold temperatures are older and senior dogs, young puppies, sick or…