Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Shelter Measure OK'd.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

* City administration directed to start making changes immediately and to request funds if needed

City councilors moved Monday to take more control over how the city improves its animal shelters, where allegations of cruelty sparked a lawsuit.

The council voted 6-1 to adopt a resolution sponsored by Councilor Michael Brasher aimed at enhancing the city's Animal Services Division.

The measure calls on the city administration to move quickly on recommendations outlined in a report by the Humane Society of the United States, which evaluated the city's pounds last year as part of a lawsuit alleging cruelty and mistreatment. …

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