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Lauralei Combs
Animal Welfare Director
Lauralei Combs

Contact Information

Animal Welfare Department
9521 Socorro Rd. Suite B3
El Paso, Texas 79927
Phone (915) 834-8250

Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Department is committed to protecting pets, wildlife and livestock in the County of El Paso. While providing a low-cost and no fee wellness clinic to pets in our community in support of keeping families together. Spreading compassion and support.

El Paso County Animal Welfare Department works to find loving families for homeless animals and to keep public spaces safe. We return lost pets to their owners, facilitate adoptions, fosters and transports to our rescue partners.

Fosters are always needed. When you foster a pet for Animal Welfare we will cover the pets’ medical needs and food.

Join us in responsible pet ownership and have your pet spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no fee for our County residents and rescue partners. Only healthy pets will be accepted. Our veterinarian has the right to accept only pets that are deemed healthy.

Email our wellness clinic at: spayneuter@epcounty.com

These services are very much in need here in El Paso County so please be patient, we will return your email ASAP to schedule your appointment. We are typically booked 3-4 weeks out.

Animal Welfare

Here at the El Paso County Animal Welfare department we treat all pets individually, and place them for adoption, fostering or with rescue partners based on their individual needs, behavior and health, not their breed.

El Paso County 8 Animal Welfare Officers enforce license compliance, investigate complaints of cruelty and neglect, respond to bite complaints, rabies concerns and complete pet welfare checks concerning improper housing, care and restraints.

Our field officers reply to hundreds of calls each month and calls are answered on a priority basis. Law Enforcement assists, calls about cruelty, bites, neglect and potentially dangerous dogs are responded to first.

Officers also vaccinate, microchip, transport pets to our rescue partners, return pets to their owners, facilitate adoptions, place pets in fosters and manage our pet wellness clinic.

Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare