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Humane Society working to save dogs at makeshift animal shelter in Southern NM

Ryan Laughlin
December 13, 2018 11:45 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Luna County commissioners met Thursday to address a makeshift animal shelter outside of Deming, where more than a dozen dogs were found dead.

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Randy Pirie owns the land. However, his two renters turned the property into the so-called animal shelter.

Mike Muir, who was found guilty of cruelty to animals in October, was responsible for running the facility, which was provided a license by an employee of the Deming Luna County Humane Society. 

"As an organization, we weren't supporting him to get his roots set or something like that. I mean, we try to care for any animals we can, so over time if he's asked us for help, it wouldn't surprise me if we've helped him,” said Matt Robinson, president of the Deming Luna County Humane Society.

Luna County does not have a limit on how many dogs a person can own, as long as they have an adequate amount of space, a license, and proof the animals will receive a certain level of care.

Robinson the goal now is to save the remaining dogs on the property.

“We are trying to get him to basically release dogs to us so we can take possession of the animals and transfer them out to organizations," Robinson said.

In the meantime, the Luna County attorney said he's working on a comprehensive animal control ordinance, which could limit the number of dogs a person could own. He said the ordinance could also tighten regulations on licenses. He expects to have a final draft of the ordinance by January.

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