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Eliza, an English setter owned by Jill Warren of Santa Fe, wends her way through weave poles Tuesday as part of her agility training at Enchantment Pet Resort in Rio Rancho. Warren and Eliza will compete in the Southwest Agility Team Agility Trials taking place today through Sunday at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 10308 Second NW. Spectators can watch the trials for free. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Agility trials great for dogs, owners

More than 150 dogs will speed through tunnels, jump obstacles, weave through poles, and zip over planks and seesaws today through Sunday at the Southwest Agility Team Agility Trials.

Cruces council considers compromise cat proposal

LAS CRUCES – After hearing a series of ways to possibly address feral cats in Las Cruces, councilors on Monday seemed to favor a compromise proposal to allow trapping, neutering and releasing feral cats on a multi-year, trial basis.

Sara Allison, a senior animal handler at the Animal Welfare Department, is assessing Rodger’s sensitivity to touch by running her hand from collar to haunch and back. This test can tell how a dog tolerates touching, which is especially important to know if it will live in a household with children. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

You need to be the right fit for new pet, too

There’s a poster in one of the halls at the city’s animal shelter on Lomas, and it says that if you can’t love a dog like a family member, don’t get one.

Los Lunas getting new K-9 team

LOS LUNAS – The Los Lunas Police Department is getting a new K-9 team.

Poodle with paw stuck in drain freed

A poodle was freed with the help of Albuquerque firefighters after one of its paws got stuck in a bathtub drain for several hours.