For animal control services please call Valencia dispatch at 1-505-865-7501 or 1-505-865-9130
The City of Belen Animal Control Department's regular hours of service are 8AM - 5PM Monday thru Friday. They are available for after-hours emergencies by calling 1-505-865-7501 or 1-505-865-9130.
The Animal Control officers are responsible for providing animal control services in the City of Belen.
This includes enforcement of state and local laws and ordinances regarding animal welfare and impounding stray domestic animals (dogs and cats). Remember, it is against the law to allow your dogs to run at large. This means dogs, must be restrained on your property by a fence, or tethered at all times. While walking your dog, it must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet.
City of Belen Animal Control Fees
The following are our Impound fees for animals picked up while running at large in the city of Belen.
The Fees are:
- 1st offense $25.00 dollars.
- 2nd offense $50.00 dollars.
- 3rd offense or more $75.00 dollars.
These fees are due at time of reclaim of animal. You may pay this fee at city hall water department located at 100 south main St Belen NM 87002.
Once you have paid your impound fee you will be given a reclaim form for your animal and you may pick it up at the Valencia County animal shelter located at 1209 Highway 314 SW, Los Lunas NM 87031.
Please make sure your animals are confined to your property at all times. When your animal is off property animal must be under owner control by leash no longer than eight feet.