Sandoval County Supports Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

Sandoval County Commission Vice Chair, Michael Meek, District 3, sponsored a proclamation for national Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, which was read at the 10/11/23 Commission Meeting. The need is real for pet adoption. It is reported that 3.1 million dogs enter shelters each year across the US and only two million are adopted. Sandoval County has a robust animal care program and works diligently with several partners and dozens of individuals to secure homes for its shelter animals. To learn more, visit

Featured in the photo are (from left): Commissioner Jay C. Block, District 2; Vice Chair Commissioner Michael Meek, District 3; Valentina Leyba, County Animal Care Associate; Jayme Espinoza, Director of Community Services; Commission Chair David Heil, District 4; Kimberly Jaramillo, County Animal Care Associate; and Commissioner Joshua Jones, District 5.