Contacting Rio Rancho Animal Control Promptly

Animal Control Contacting Rio Rancho Animal Control Promptly

Contact Rio Rancho Animal Control Promptly Using DoNotPay

You've been bitten. Now what? You'll need to contact  to have the dog assessed and get the incident on file. Use DoNotPay for quick contact and an easier time handling the situation.

The Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center is the one to contact. Whether you've been bitten, want to report a stray animal in your area, have an excessive barking complaint, or otherwise need to make them aware of a nuisance animal or a neglectful pet owner, you can reach out to the Center.

More About Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center

The Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center is managed by Cheryll Johns. You're encouraged to make prompt use of the Center's phone number if you ever come across a lost pet, or have lost one of your own. They advise reporting within 24 hours for the pet's best chances.

The Center hosts regular adoption sessions during the summer. During this summer special, you can adopt for just $25. All pets will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, and fully vetted to ensure they're in good health. Adopt any other time of year for $100.

Rio Rancho Animal Resource Center Location, Hours, and Contact Details

The Resource Center allows visitors between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Their contact details include:

Address3441 Northern Blvd.

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Phone Number505-891-5075
Facebook Page

They frequently post pets for adoption on their Facebook page and encourage people to look there for further information.

Dog Bite Laws in Rio Rancho

There are numerous city animal regulations for Rio Rancho that apply to most New Mexico locations. When it comes to dog bites:

  • The pet owner and the victim should both report a biting within 24 hours.
  • A physician tending to a bite must also report the incident.
  • A dog that has bitten someone must go into quarantine for at least 10 days. He can be released if a court finds him not to be dangerous or vicious. This typically happens if the person bit was teasing or abusing the dog and prompted the reaction.
  • A dangerous dog may be kept if all required licenses, certificates, fees, and requirements have been met. He will need to be registered as dangerous and kept solely on the owner's property at all times, except for veterinarian visits. You can appeal the need for this type of registration after 36 months of no further incidents.

How to Make a Report to Animal Control on Your Own

You may use the above contact information to reach out to animal control after an incident occurs. Your first step should be making a phone call to the agency within 24 hours. The sooner you call, and the more details you have, the better.

You also have the option of creating an account with the city of Rio Rancho and using that to submit service requests. You can check on the status of the request and handle numerous tasks from this website. You can create an account by:

  1. Providing your first and last name
  2. Adding your primary email
  3. Creating a password that includes between 8 and 30 characters, and must include at least one uppercase letter and one number.

How to Make a Report to Animal Control Using DoNotPay 

Reach  using DoNotPay instead. You won't be kept on hold on the phone, nor have to speak to anyone in person at the time. You can simply follow the prompts on the screen and let us handle the report for you. We even generate necessary letters and mail them on your behalf.

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


Need to Sue? DoNotPay Helps With That, Too!

Sometimes, suing the owner is a necessary step. Not everyone takes responsibility as they should on their own and will instead require the courts to force them to do so. Use DoNotPay's Sue Now product to get the process started:

  1. Select the "Sue Now" product after you log into DoNotPay.
  2. Enter the dollar amount you believe you are owed - typically the amount charged for any hospital bills.
  3. Select between the demand letter or court filing forms.
  4. Describe your reasons for filing the claim and submit any details about your case.

What Else Can DoNotPay Help Me Handle?

DoNotPay handles far more than animal control in Rio Rancho. We also work to provide information about dog bite laws and other animal control services in other counties, cities, and states. A few include:

We strive to provide you with the products you need to handle any online-related service. Reach out to DoNotPay today and we'll handle your tough tasks!

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