Animal Control

Animal Control
700 E Pine
Deming, NM 88030

Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Excluding Holidays
575-567-1023 (please leave a message)

Provides assistance in trapping nuisance animals on a first come first served basis.

After hours: Emergency Calls Only
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 7:00 am
Excluding Holidays

Animal Control / Code Enforcement NEW Message Line

The Deming Police Department would like to let the community know of a new phone message line to help assist with calls. Leave a message after the recording and be assured that the Code Enforcement Division will check all messages on a daily basis.

Code Enforcement Division

Message Line Phone # (575)-567-1036 (Excluding Holidays)

After hours: Emergency Calls Only
Sunday - Saturday 7:00 pm - 7:00 am

General Information


Annual License: Any person who shall keep or harbor any dog on his premises shall pay a city license fee per annum for each spayed or neutered dog, and a different fee per annum for each intact dog so kept or harbored on such premises. Licenses are available throughout the year but must be renewed on or before January 1 annually.

Deming Animal Shelter
2135 Donate Avenue SE
Deming, NM 88030

Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

License Fees:
Spayed or Neutered animals - $3.00
Unspayed or Unneutered animals - $5.00

Financial Assistance Is Available to Spay and Neuter Your Pets.

The Deming Animal Shelter has pets available for adoption and can be viewed on their website.

They also provide Drop Pens for any person unable to keep pets.

Deming Animal Guardians
PO BOX 1275
Deming, NM 88031

The Deming Animal Guardians an All Volunteer 501(c)(3) Charitable Group gives DISCOUNT COUPONS to Income Eligible Families forSpay/Neuter Assistance.PDF


A. Vaccination Required: It shall be unlawful for any person to own any dog or cat over three (3) months of age within the city limits that is not immunized against rabies. The animal shall receive a booster within the twelve (12) month interval following the initial vaccination. Every such animal shall be revaccinate within twelve (12) months if a one year vaccine is used or within thirty six (36) months if a three (3) year vaccine is used as provided in New Mexico department of health regulation NMAC. (Word. 1078, 8-11-2003)Distemper/Parvo vaccinations are highly recommended yearly, but are optional.

1 year and 3 year rabies vaccinations are available thru local Veterinarians:

Deming Animal Clinic
Columbus Rd SE
2900 J Street
Deming, NM 88030 

Small & Large Animals 
Don Haynes, DVM


E. Off Premises: When off the premises, dogs must be restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet (6') in length. An exception is when the owner or keeper physically carries or holds said animal in his hands. Nothing in this section shall be construed as allowing any animal under physical restraint to commit any act defined as unlawful in this chapter.

For a complete list of animal control ordinances see Title 6 Chapter 2. LINK

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