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House Bill 239 requires the New Mexico Animal Sheltering Committee to develop and maintain a searchable website to help animal owners search for their lost pets. The bill also requires the committee to assist counties in securing funding for low cost spay and neuter programs and further regulates euthanasia at animal shelters.

A hearing will be held Saturday, February 11 at 1:00pm in the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee, Room 309. The committee’s contact information can be found here for those who wish to submit comments.

AKC Reunite has reunited over 500,000 lost pets with their owners since its founding in 1995. AKC is committed to helping reunite lost pets with their owners and appreciates this effort to make it easier for New Mexicans to locate their missing animals.

For more information on these or other legislative issues in New Mexico, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720 or