Animal Task Force meeting postponed

CNJ staff

A meeting of Clovis’ Animal Control Task Force was postponed pending cost research for the proposed adoption of euthanasia by lethal injection, according to city spokeswoman Claire Burroughes.

The meeting, which was scheduled for Monday, has been placed on hold while committee members put out a request for information from local veterinarians.

Burroughes said euthanasia sub-committee members wanted to get a general idea of what lethal injection services could potentially cost before the task force meets and hears the group’s recommendation.

The euthanasia sub-committee voted at the beginning of the month to recommend switching from a gas chamber to lethal injection.

Cost data presented to the sub-committee by animal rights proponents was diverse, ranging from $5 to $18 per animal, and included several areas around the state.

Local cost estimates should be gathered within two weeks, Burroughes said, at which time the next meeting will be scheduled.