Clovis task force to review animal euthanasia

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers

Clovis is creating a task force to work on controlling the pet population.

The Clovis City Commission heard an offer from Animal Protection of New Mexico to change euthanasia methods at the Clovis Animal Shelter.
Most of Thursday’s meeting was dedicated to testimony from local veterinarians and APNM employees. The issue was the carbon monoxide chamber used by the animal shelter to euthanize animals.

There are four chambers left in the state — Clovis, Jal, Lovington and Tucumcari — and APNM Legislative Director Heather Ferguson said future legislation would likely force those cities to move to the more popular method of injectable euthanasia.

In Tucumcari more than 1,000 animals are euthanized