City striving to meet deadline for new state animal law

Chelle Delaney With a June 19 deadline looming for all animal shelters to use lethal injections to put down animals, Tucumcari is striving to find ways to meet that state requirement. The city of Tucumcari currently uses a carbon monoxide gas chamber to put down dogs and cats in its pound. By Friday that process […]

Future laws will call for new way for city run animal shelter

Chelle Delaney Tucumcari should prepare for and seek funding to comply with pending state-regulated humane euthanasia of shelter animals and regulation of animal shelters, according to a recommendation from a local resident. Funding could initially come from the non-profit group Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) and additional funding from capital outlays from Gov. Bill […]

09-27-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 8:50 a.m., a male reported that someone had broken into his truck and removed his GPS after he moved his truck from a fuel island on […]

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 […]

Animal adovcate makes pitch for new city shelter

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An animal rights advocate, Robert Ciolli, hopes that a capital outlay request of $325,000 will be approved and lead to a new animal shelter in Tucumcari. “About 1,500 animals are being euthanized a year,” Ciolli said. A new shelter would provide an opportunity to have about 20 cages for […]

Feeding fellow man major responsibility

By Baxter Black In the month before our county fair, our mail box is filled with letters from 4-H kids inviting us to the fair and to take a look at their show animals. For example: “I’m in the sixth grade, my second year in 4-H in the beef project, and I love it! My […]

Spay and neuter clinic gets rave reviews

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Thirty Tucumcari cats and dogs lost, er, their sex appeal on Oct. 17. They were brought in by their owners to the free spay/neuter clinic, a one-day program to help petowners prevent their dogs and cats from having unwanted kittens and puppies. “Our dog population is getting way too […]

Free animal spay/neuter to arrive Oct. 17

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Pet over population is a problem throughout the United States and especially here in Quay County, said Robert Ciolli of Tucumcari. Every year about 1,500 animals are destroyed at the Tucumcari animal shelter, Ciolli said. Last year, 1,428 dogs and cats were destroyed, according to Tucumcari Police Department records. Of those, 818 were dogs and […]

She recoils at thought of rattler

By Lynn Moncus Often while trying to think of a subject for this column, I discuss it with friends and hope for many good suggestions. This time, I asked my friend, Jo Priddy, for a little help, but she said she couldn’t think of anything I hadn’t already written about (probably numerous times). She didn’t […]

Udall hears city concerns

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun From animal identification programs to the condition of the U.S. Postal Service’s general mail center in Albuquerque to wind farms for energy, residents of Quay County voiced their concerns on the domestic front to U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The Santa Fe Democrat, who represents the third congressional district, […]