City to hire more animal shelter workers | Local News

The Roswell City Council on Thursday approved the hiring of six new full-time employees to operate the animal shelter as required by the state without reducing the number of animals housed there.

Adding more staff will better ensure that the shelter complies with the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine’s requirement that each housed animal receive a minimum of 15 minutes of care each day to ensure its health and his well-being, according to a report on the staffing of the shelter created by the municipal administration and the management of the shelters.