Winter 2009 Newsletter

Lucky Paws Shelter: Additional Information


"Qualified Adopter"

All Lucky Paws pets are spayed or neutered and immunized, ready to go to their new, loving homes. All new pet parents must meet the City of Albuquerque qualified adopter requirements.

Who is a qualified adopter?

. Must be at least 18 years old
. Has never been convicted of any form of animal cruelty under any law
. Has never been convicted two or more times for any violation of the HEART    Ordinance or any preceding animal ordinance
. Has never had any animal related permit revoked or suspended
. Has never failed to reclaim an animal from Animal Welfare
. Has not surrendered an animal within one year at the time of adoption
. Has never been convicted of child or domestic abuse.


Since all Lucky Paws pets are ready and eager to go home, there will be no holds or layaways so potential adopters should be ready to take their new friend home.


We suggest parking on the southeast end of Coronado Center between Mervyn's and Western Warehouse since new pet parents are not allowed to show off their new friends by cruising the mall. The Lucky Paws staff will help you get your new best friend into your vehicle. [Source:]


Many people must surrender their animals to the Albuquerque Animal Care Center because they cannot afford the cost of food for them during the economic downturn.

On October 7, 2008, Mayor Martin Chavez announced the creation of a food bank for the pets of low-income citizens to help alleviate this problem. This food bank was formed through a partnership between the City of Albuquerque, the PETCO Foundation, The Storehouse food pantry in downtown Albuquerque, and the Animal Welfare Department. The Storehouse is located at 106 Broadway SE, at Broadway and Central.

PETCO Foundation donates two tons of food per month for distribution to qualified clients of The Storehouse. If you want to donate food for the animals, you may drop it off at the city's Eastside or Westside shelters and Lucky Paws, and at Albuquerque Fire stations.

For more information, pet owners may call The Storehouse Food Pantry at 842-6491 or 3-1-1.

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