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Pets on the Albuquerque Bus

pets go to vet on albuquerque busWe love to see how animal-friendly Albuquerque can be. City councilor Trudy Jones is backing the ABQ Ride Companion Animal Pilot Project. This project would allow animals on the city bus, which would allow low-income riders to bring their fur babies to their Albuquerque veterinarian clinic much easier. Did we mention that there are 5 bus stops right near Vetco veterinary clinic!

Currently, the only animals allowed on the bus are service animals. The new project would allow domestic dogs and cats (sorry no exotic animals) to ride the bus between 9am and 4pm Monday through Friday, and after 6:30 pm. Pets would be able to ride at any time on the weekends. Dogs would be required to be muzzled and on a leash at all times, and cats must be in a carrier. Owners would be responsible for cleaning any mess left by their fur babies, and bus drivers would have the right to ask riders to leave if their animal were becoming aggressive. There would be no extra charge for having a pet, no matter how big (ahem, Great Danes)!

An Albuquerque city councilor wants domesticated pets allowed on city buses so low-income riders can get their furry friends to veterinary appointments.

If the program gets approval from the city council, it could go into effect as soon as July!

The Vetco walk-in shot clinics are open M-F from 2:30-5:00 and Saturday from 1-4. This means that the bus program would be running during our low-cost walk-in shot clinic! Keep an eye on our promotions page, we might create a bus stop special to save even more on vaccinations!