As we near the holiday season, we are taking time to reflect on our community and the things we cherish most about Albuquerque. From supporting small local businesses while you’re gift shopping to attending some of our traditional events like the Twinkle Light Parade and River of Lights, there are so many ways to celebrate our city in the coming months.
Speaking of the next few months, we are also preparing for the next legislative session where we will join other leaders across the city and state to promote our second round of the Metro Crime Initiative (MCI). These new policies are geared towards fighting gun violence, retail crime, and the fentanyl crisis as well as boosting officer retention and supporting victims of violent crime. Whether it was expanding our Violence Intervention Program or helping our officers crack down on auto theft ‘chop shops,’ MCI has been instrumental in getting every level of the criminal justice system to take responsibility for the real change that will make our city safer. We know the journey isn’t over, but we have our sights set on a successful legislative session that brings results for Burqueños and our neighbors around the state.
We are better together and we strive to keep this spirit not just during the holidays, but also in our everyday work. We wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Celebrate the season of giving by helping the City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department, Family and Community Services, and ABQ RIDE give hope to unhoused families and adoptable pets in City shelters this holiday season. You’re invited to come out and “Stuff the Bus” by dropping off donations at Hinkle Fun Center, 12931 Indian School NE, on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The wish list for cats and dogs includes small cat toys, treats, beds, brushes, wand toys, scratchers, blankets, towels, dog enrichment toys, collars, harnesses, leashes, pill pockets, and Kong toys.
The wish list for families includes toiletries, reusable water bottles, backpacks, shoes, new underwear and socks, infant and toddler supplies (diapers, wipes), coats, gloves, hats, new toys, children’s books, coloring materials, and puzzles for all ages.
With every drop off donation, Papa Murphy’s will be handing out one large free pizza coupon.
Let’s make this season bright for our unhoused families and adoptable shelter pets in need by fulfilling their wish list. For more information and to see Amazon Wish Lists, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/pets/stuffthebus
On the day after Thanksgiving, celebrate the holiday season by adopting a pet during “Black Friday Pet Adoption” at Lucky Paws, 6600 Menaul NE inside Coronado Mall, and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption, 350 Eubank Blvd. NE inside PetSmart.
Adoption center doors at these two locations are opening to the public Friday, November 25. So, skip the Black Friday madness, come rescue a fur friend this Holiday Season instead!
Animal Welfare Department will waive the fee that is typically charged for adopting pets, while keeping all other adoption policies in place, including thorough match-making procedures and background checks. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, a microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs you will receive one free dog training class. Bring your family and find your purrfect match!
To view our available pets, visit: www.cabq.gov/pets
Nov 05, 2022
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW
Albuquerque, NM 87113
City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event.
Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day. Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).
- Accepted Items:
- Automotive Oil
- Cleaning Supplies
- Finishes & Stains
- Corrosives/Photo graphics
- Batteries of all types
- Pool Chemicals
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs
- Items Not Accepted:
- Fire Extinguishers
- Appliances (Stoves, Refrigerators, etc.)
- Needles/Medical Waste
- Radioactive Materials (including smoke detectors)
Connect with the City Planning Department during a morning of learning and engagement! City Leaders is intended to inform the community about planning and the built environment in Albuquerque, create a more transparent planning process, and encourage community engagement in the growth and development of Albuquerque.