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The Santa Fe County Commission has rescheduled its second public hearing on the proposed animal control laws for Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 

The proposal is over 30 pages of updates to the county’s animal control laws and include many concerning provisions, including impounding and sterilizing any dog not in a fenced yard – even if the dog is on the owner’s private property.  Other provisions include requiring all dog owners to have a fenced yard or kennel run, strict language that may never allow a dog off leash in public – even for dog training, agility, or other classes – and inspections for anyone that breeds a litter.  Read AKC’s previous alert for more details on the many concerning provisions in this proposal.

Even if you have already done so, please take the time to contact the County Commission prior to the October 11 hearing and express your concerns with this proposal as currently written.

The contact information is as follows:

Commission phone number: (505) 986-6200

Commissioner Robert A. Anaya –

Commissioner Miguel M. Chavez –

Commissioner Kathy Holian –

Commissioner Henry Roybal –

Commissioner Liz Stefanics –

AKC Government Relations will provide details and updates as they become available.  For more information, contact