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City of Las Cruces Animal Control Ordinance Proposed Updates


Jamey Rickman, Community Engagement Manager, City of Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with City of Las Cruces Community Engagement Manager, Jamey Rickman, about updates to the City’s Animal Control Ordinance last adopted in 2014.

“The Animal Control Ordinance was enacted to increase the protection of animals from neglect, abandonment, and abuse; encourage responsible ownership and caretaking of animals; reduce potential nuisance issues associated with animals; reduce predation by domestic animals; and minimize the number of healthy or treatable animals euthanized, while protecting the public from illness or injury by animals. And to encourage responsible animal ownership through owner identification and pet licensure microchipping; population management primarily through sterilization; humane care; vaccination against rabies; and physical control of pets.”

The public can go online at las-cruces.org to view a presentation on the proposed ordinance changes and have an opportunity to provide any comments or ask questions. Please send your comments or concerns by email to clcengage@las-cruces.org. 

The Public Input period will be open from November 9th through midnight November 23rd, 2020.