Euthanasia rules announced, hearing scheduled

Albuquerque – Animal euthanasia rules are now available to the public and a date for a public hearing has been set.

The Animal Sheltering Services Board has made the proposed rules on animal shelter euthanasia services available for the public at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/AnimalSheltering/ruleslaw.html and invites the public to attend a hearing to discuss the rules on May 6, 2009 at the Gaming Control Board offices, 4900 Alameda Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque at 9 a.m.

Under the propo sed rules, the Board will regulate euthanasia agencies, euthanasia technicians and euthanasia instructors beginning July 1, 2009.