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San Juan County sees dramatic drop in unwanted animals

Meg Hilling
December 21, 2018 06:54 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M.-Officials in San Juan County report the number of unwanted animals is dropping by the thousands, thanks to increased use of the spaying and neutering programs.

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Since 2011, the number of unwanted animals brought into the two shelters in the county, from unincorporated areas has dropped by nearly 4,000.

"Back in fiscal year 2011, we've dropped from over 8,700 animals combined from both facilities down to this past fiscal year 2018, to 5,000 animals,” said Mike Stark, chief operating officer of San Juan County.

Officials with animal shelters in the county are asking residents to not slow down their use of the spay and neuter programs.

"Nobody needs to reproduce animals in this area at this point. You know we have a lot coming in. So we are good,” said Stacie Voss, the director of the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter. 

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