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January 22, 2020

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1970: Clovis animal control officers had been instructed that their jobs no longer required them to chase and apprehend animals running at large. Instead, they had been issued tranquilizer guns.

“A shot from the tranquilizer gun will put an animal to sleep without inflicting permanent damage,” the Clovis News-Journal reported.

City officials had been receiving “a great number of complaints” about dogs running at large, the paper reported. “(C)ertain discrepancies” within the law had been resolved and dog owners were warned that ordinances would be enforced.

Dog owners violating ordinances would be cited in municipal court, the paper reported.

Fines would range from $5 to $100 per violation, officials said.

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