City working on euthanasia change

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A looming June deadline has Clovis working to switch from the gas chamber to lethal injection as a mechanism for killing unwanted animals. Almost two weeks since the governor signed legislation into mandating lethal injection, state boards are still working to approve training facilities. And, the communities affected by […]

House passes lethal injection bill

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city commission’s recent decision to stay with carbon monoxide and reject euthanizing unwanted animals by lethal injection may have just run out of gas. A bill sailed through the New Mexico House on Thursday on a 62-3 vote prohibits the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals. If […]

Commission tables lethal injection

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent The issue of whether to implement lethal injection at the Clovis animal shelter came before the city commission on Thursday, but without resolution. After much debate, commissioners decided to table the issue of replacing the current mode of euthanizing animals — carbon monoxide gas. The nearly four-hour-long regular meeting of […]

Task force recommends lethal injection

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The nine-member Clovis Animal Control Task Force will recommend to the city commission to switch the animal shelter’s method of euthanasia to lethal injection. The recommendation passed 6–3 during Wednesday’s task force meeting. Other recommendations the task force approved included spaying and neutering shelter animals before adoption as well […]

July 20, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Lethal injection humane choice Juan Garza’s remarks about outside special interest groups’ pressure to start “humane” euthanasia at Clovis’ shelter were ludicrous. (“Outside input bothers official,” Tuesday’s CNJ) It may have been outside groups that started the movement, but Clovis residents that care about treating animals with a little respect and dignity will respond, like […]

Animal euthanasia: Lethal injection

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer I got the call as I was leaving the shelter — a woman had called and told Dr. Glenn Keim’s staff her dog had bitten a neighbor’s child and he needed to be euthanized. “He bit a little girl,” Keim told me in the waiting room before his patient […]

Animal euthanasia demystified

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A pregnant pit bull mix surrendered by its owner last week to the Clovis Animal Shelter has until Tuesday to be adopted before she is euthanized, according to officials. The city of Clovis is considering switching its animal euthanasia method from gas to lethal injection. The CNJ requested to view […]

Task force members discuss animal euthanization methods

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A subcommittee of Clovis’ Animal Control Task Force resisted pressure from visiting animal rights proponents Wednesday, deciding not to formulate recommendations until members have more time to research euthanization methods. Heather Ferguson, legislative director of Animal Protection of New Mexico and APNM member Claudia Roll pressed the committee to […]

Cannon’s basketball team claims first victory

By Cannon’s Lethal Hoops basketball team CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The “Lethal Hoops,” Cannon’s basketball team bounced to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, to play their first two real games after a month and a half of practicing. “It was time for us to stop beating up on each other,” said Nate Stephens, 27th […]

Cannon B-Ball places 2nd at Holloman AFB tournament

Courtesy of the Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team The Cannon Men’s Varsity Basketball team, the Lethal Hoops, came in runner up at a Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., double-elimination tournament Sunday after a startling comeback from a first game loss. Three weeks earlier they lost two games to Holloman as part of team tryouts. When […]

Bush defends base closings in commencement speech

By Stephen J. Hedges: Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — President Bush pressed the case for closing U.S. military bases in a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday, telling the newest officers of the Navy and Marine Corps that the money saved would fund advanced military technology and modernization of U.S. forces. “We have […]