The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Dogs deserve better treatment


June 20, 2009

In my 26 years of living in Portales, I have never complained to any city official.

Now, I can no longer remain silent. I am appalled at the level of cruelty to animals in Roosevelt County.

As I walk my friend’s dog near Lime Street, the conditions I see bring me near tears. There are starving dogs and dogs confined with a leash for months at a time. Dogs are isolated in far comers of yards with minimal contact. What is the point of owning a dog if you are going to put it in a corner or starve it?

My own neighbors have three dogs in a tiny pen. Those dogs are so miserable they have dug underground like moles. They


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