Farmington adds protections to improve animal welfare

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Farmington is trying to better protect its pet population.

The idea is to improve animal welfare by adding more animal protections.

According to the Albuquerque Journal the changes will be discussed next week.

Some proposed changes include higher fines for animal cruelty as well as fines when people fail to register their pets.

There are also restrictions proposed for people breeding animals. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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