Helpful & Local Resources
El Paso Animal Services strives to ensure the health, safety and welfare of animals across El Paso and the surrounding areas through resources and outreach programs aimed at educating the community and promoting healthy and responsible pet ownership.
Resources to help you care for your furry friend:
- Community Cats
Find out how you can help El Paso’s cat community with our lifesaving community cat program.
- Pet Retention & Resources
Our goal is to keep you and your pet together, even during hard times, by offering information and resources.
- Education and Outreach
Promoting our lifesaving mission through humane education and community outreach.
- Managing Community Cats: A Guide for Municipal Leaders
- Guide to Cat Behavior Counseling
- Introducing Dogs to Each Other
- Crate Training 101
- Preventing aggression around food, treats and toys
- Introducing Your Pet and New Baby
- How to Break 7 Common Bad Dog Habits
The Magic of a Microchip
Baby Boy was a sweet, senior pitbull that was brought to the center by a member of the community—he had no collar or name tag and was presumed to be a lost pet. With hundreds of pets coming in every week, it’s fairly often that a pet comes in without a collar, and usually doesn’t have a microchip either, but our intake team scans all pets anyway, just to be on the safe side. To our surprise, Baby Boy DID have a microchip, with contact information on file, and his family were eager to come and pick him up. Baby Boy was actually lost for almost 7 years and it was all thanks to his microchip that he was able to find his way to his true home. Microchipping your pets is one of the greatest ways to help make sure your pet finds their way home if ever lost, and always make sure your contact is updated. If your pet is in need of a microchip, you can schedule an appointment with our Low-Cost Clinic here.