| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy.
New Mexico Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bernalillo County - Albuquerque, NM 87192
Animal Protection of New Mexico 505-265-2322
Rio Arriba County - Alcade, New Mexico 87511
Northern New Mexico Animal Protection 505-753-8662
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.