It’s going to get down to 0 in Santa Fe and -10 in Taos in the next couple of days, with wind chills much colder. Dogs should not be left outside in this weather. Below are Santa Fe City and County ordinances (fuzzy, but at least there is something) related to shelter and numbers to call if you see an animal in danger (of freezing to death). Even with shelter those fur coats can’t keep them warm enough in these temperatures. I remember hearing about a person who dropped off a frozen dog at the SF Shelter awhile back. It’s a terrible way to die.
Taos Animal Control: http://www.taoscounty.org/index.aspx?NID=78
Call Central Dispatch 575-758-3361
Rio Arriba Animal Control (Espanola): http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/21/animal_contr...
Call (505)753-2992, after hours call Central Dispatch (505) 753-5555.
Las Vegas Animal Control:
Call: 505-454-1401 or 426-3288
Santa Fe City Animal Services Ordinance:
To contact an AS Officer call: 505-955-2701. On weekends and holidays, call SFPD dispatch at 955-2700.
Outside housing shall be sufficient to protect animals from sunlight, rain, snow or cold weather that may be detrimental to the animals' health.
5-8.3 Neglect. No person shall fail, refuse or neglect to provide an animal in his or her charge or custody with proper food, clean water, shade, ventilation, necessary medical care, basic grooming which is necessary for the health of the animal, or shelter which shall be a weatherproof and structurally sound enclosure large enough to accommodate the animal. (Ordained as Code 1973, § 4-34 by Ord. #1979-2, § 4-34; SFCC 1981, § 6-8-4; Ord. #2004-20, § 30)
Santa Fe County Animal Control Ordinance:
To contact an AC Officer call 505-992-1626. On weekends and holidays, call Sheriff's dispatch at 428-3720.
Animal enclosures must be provided which allow adequate protection against all weather extremes….. building temperatures shall be maintained at a comfortable level….
All animals shall have fresh, potable water available at all times. Water vessels shall be mounted or secured in a manner that prevents tipping…
The animal must have easy and constant access to adequate shelter, food and potable water.