Ohkay Owingeh Animal Protection & Control Services
This page is for those seeking Ohkay Owingh animal protection and control services in Ohkay Owingeh.
If you have a life-threatening emergency, please contact 911.
For all other animal control inquiries, please click on the appropriate icon below for more information.
If your answer is not found online by clicking on one of the icons below, please call our dispatch office at (505)852-2757. All calls will be handled on a priority basis.
Animal control field service in Ohkay Owingeh is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with only one officer responding.
Top priority calls (that will also be responded to with after-hours emergency service) include:
Dangerous/vicious animals that may cause immediate harm to a human or another animal;
Assisting other law enforcement personnel (police/fire) with cases involving animals;
Injured/abused domestic animals needing urgent medical care or rescue; and
Specific wild animals prone to carrying rabies (including, but not limited to: bats, raccoons and skunks) exhibiting unnatural behaviors that may pose a threat to public safety and have come into contact with a domestic animal or human.
While we certainly understand an animal’s excessive barking, trespassing or relieving its waste on your property or a public walkway, or being exercised off-leash by its owner or caretaker can be frustrating at times, please note that calls of this nature fall lower on our priority list. We will follow up with you at our earliest convenience and appreciate your patience and support.
When contacting our dispatch office, please have the following information available:
The day, time and location where the incident occurred;
Description of the incident – please describe what occurred and what animals/humans were involved, if applicable;
A description of the animal you are reporting (if known: breed, color, approximate size);
The address where the animal resides, if known; and
The owner’s name, address and telephone number, if known.
PO Box 1149 Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
Phone (505) 852-2757 Fax (505) 852-0728
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
We, the unique Tribal Employees of Ohkay Owingeh a sovereign, diverse, traditionally and culturally based entity operating within the Pueblo Land Grant, with its own language, are here to serve, provide for, and protect our community, people, environment and surroundings communities through the guidance of the Tribal Council and progressive administrative leadership.