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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.

Farmington considering required pet registration

FARMINGTON – The Farmington City Council on Tuesday discussed proposed revisions to the city code addressing animals, which could include mandatory pet registration, but postponed a vote.