Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Advocate Files Tort Notice.(Metropolitan)

IN BRIEF

LOS LUNAS An attorney for animal-welfare advocate Marcy Britton says her client would rather "negotiate than litigate" to improve animal-control services in Valencia County even though she recently filed a court document preserving her right to sue for three years.

The "notice of tort claim" preserves Britton's legal position and puts the county on notice of possible litigation, attorney Jane Rocha de Gandara said.

"I am hopeful that we'll be able to come to some terms that will help obtain the animal-control services that are needed in Valencia County," Rocha de Gandara said. "We plan to resort to litigation only if necessary. …

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