Low-to moderate-income residents can apply for free pet home
The City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is seeking donations for new or gently used doghouses to help pet owners who need assistance during the cold winter months. At the same time, the department is accepting applications from low- to moderate-income residents who wish to be entered into a lottery for a free doghouse.
Doghouse donations can be dropped off at either of the City’s animal shelters, 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE or 11800 Sunset Gardens SW. For doghouse pickup, email Allen Hargis at [email protected].
Medium to large doghouses are most needed. Cash donations are also being accepted online through Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres at www.kennelkompadres.org. Be sure to state that the donation should go to the Dog House Drive.
For people needing a doghouse, only one application per household will be accepted, and only one doghouse will be awarded per lottery-winning household. Proof of address and income is required.
Those who submit selected applications will be contacted via phone and/or the email address provided in the application. Once contacted, awardees will have one week to respond.
To qualify for the lottery, applicants must be an Albuquerque city resident, be at least 18 years old and meet specified income requirements. To sign up for the program or check income guidelines, visit the City’s website, https://www.cabq.gov/pets/education-resources/awd-doghouse-lottery-program-1.