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Before construction work begins along I-25 between Rio Bravo and Broadway, families have a chance to remove descansos on the side of the highway, like this one located about a quarter mile south of Rio Bravo. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Safekeeping I-25 memorials

Descansos will be temporarily removed to allow for construction

A car that was traveling northbound on I-25 just south of Broadway rolled over during winter weather conditions Friday night. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

NM traffic skids to halt

Snowstorms trigger accidents, jam interstates in state

A basket of resting rescue Chihuahuas is among the 49 animals found at a property in a remote area of Bernalillo County in January and February. These dogs and three cats are at the city’s Animal Welfare Department shelter on Lomas NE, where 19 of them are available to adopt. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Animal hoarding recidivism common

Tough-to-treat animal hoarding leaves dogs and cats in bad shape and shelters strained

Animal Welfare Department officers found this trailer overrun by cats in 2011, and caught 12 of them. The home was full of debris and stank of ammonia from cat urine, according to the city’s Nuisance Abatement Team. (Courtesy of the City of Albuquerque)

Suspected animal hoarding should always be reported

There’s much that’s difficult yet typical about animal hoarding cases, as Alan Edmonds, cruelty case manager for Animal Protection of New Mexico, well knows.