ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – If you want a new friend for Christmas, the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is teaming up with the Albuquerque Police Department and Albuquerque Fire Rescue for the 12 Strays of Christmas.

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Each department will post a featured pet on its Facebook page and whoever adopts that pet will not be charged the adoption fee. Your new pet will also be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated and their first visit to the vet will be free. For dogs, AWD says you will receive one free dog training class.

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