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Animal Control/Code Enforcement

Director
Lorenzo Velasquez
Cell (575) 605-6561

Supervisor
Cassie Corley
Cell (575) 942-8222

1019 East Bender Boulevard
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 391-2983

Hours of Operation
7:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Off on Weekends and Major Holidays

ENFORCEMENT

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Animal Control Calls
  • Animal Running at Large
  • Vicious Animal
  • Animal Bite
  • Dead Animal
  • Welfare of an Animal
  • Sick or Injured Animal
  • Surrender of an Animal
  • Animal Abuse
  • Animal Nuisance
  • Dogs attacking Livestock
Code Enforcement Calls
  • Liquid Waste
  • Solid Waste
  • Accumulation
  • Vehicle Accumulation
  • Weeds, Debris
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Scattering of Solid Waste
  • Dilapidated Building
  • Right-of-way
  • ETZ
On Call Hours
4:30PM-7:30 AM Sunday-Saturday
Sheriff Department: (575) 396-3611

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANIMAL CONTROL
If my animal dies, will your department pick up the deceased animal?
No, all animal owners are responsible for the disposal of their animal.

How many animals can I have on my property?
"A household may have up to six (6) dogs or cats above the age of three (3) months or any combination" without a Kennel Permit. Ordinance 81 Section 6.H

How many animals can I have with a Kennel Permit?
"15 dogs or cats or any combination thereof" Ordinance 81 Section 6.I.

How do I get my dog or cat picked up if I can no longer care for it?
Call our office to schedule a surrender of the animal. The officer will meet you at your location and have you sign a surrender sheet. The animal may not be reclaimed after surrender sheet is signed.

How do I get my animal euthanized that is injured, sick, or elderly?
You can take it to the nearest shelter or a veterinarian. Fees may apply to animal owner.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

How many inoperable vehicles can I have on my property?
If you are within the Hobbs ETJ you are not allowed any inoperable vehicles. (Refer to ETJ map on "Addressing/New Construction" site) Ordinance 95 Section 9

If you are outside the Hobbs ETJ you are allowed 2 inoperable vehicles. Ordinance 84 Section 7 HAC 1





KENNEL PERMITS

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