Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Animal Activist Sues City Officials.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Report

Suit Arises From Shelter Inquiries

Animal welfare activist Marcy Britton, whose allegations of cruelty resulted in personnel and other changes at the city's animal shelters, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming defamation and retaliation by city officials.

Britton alleges city officials tried to silence her criticism of how animals are treated at the pounds and threatened her after she filed a lawsuit in state District Court.

City spokeswoman Julie Hicks said Monday that she was unable to comment on the lawsuit and that she didn't know which of the named defendants had read it.

Britton sued the city in 1998, alleging cruel and inhumane treatment at the shelters. …

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