Doña Ana County, NM
 
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A. 
This chapter shall be known as and may be cited as the "Doña Ana County Animal Controls Ordinance."
B. 
It is the intent of the Board of County Commissioners that enactment of this chapter will increase the protection of animals from neglect, abandonment, and abuse; encourage responsible ownership and caretaking of animals; reduce potential nuisance issues associated with animals; reduce predation by domestic animals; and minimize the number of healthy or treatable animals euthanized, while protecting the public from illness or injury by animals.
C. 
It is the further intent of the Board of County Commissioners for this chapter to encourage responsible ownership through:
(1) 
Owner identification and pet licensure.
(2) 
Population management primarily through sterilization.
(3) 
Humane care.
(4) 
Vaccination against rabies.
(5) 
Physical control of pets.
D. 
It is the further intent of the Board of County Commissioners that this chapter be consistent to the greatest extent possible with the article adopted by the City of Las Cruces.