Animal Control / Codes Enforcement

Mary Lou Ward

Dept Head Title: 
Department Head: 
Mary Lou Ward
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 525-8846
(575) 525-8853
(575) 525-5951
Phone: (575) 525-8846
Fax: (575) 525-8853
TDD: (575) 525-5951

Animal Control / Codes Enforcement

Our mission is to provide efficient and quality service to the citizens of Dona Ana County by providing protection for them and their property from the dangers and nuisances caused by stray animals, to protect pets from the cruelty they may face from irresponsible citizens, and to educate the public in the responsibilities of pet ownership, animal control, care, and welfare.


The purpose of this site is to provide the residents of Doña Ana County with information about animal control services and ordinances. Simply click on the section in which you are interested. If you have any questions regarding our services or the County ordinances please feel free to e-mail us at:

Important Documents Regarding Animal Control

EXTERNAL LINKS  will be redirected to the GENERAL CODE website.  Please be sure to Click on the "New Laws" tab on the left to check for recent Amdendments to the Doña Ana County Code.


Animal Control Brochures / Information


Important Documents Regarding Solid Waste