Officer shortage at Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare putting animals at risk

Officer shortage at Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare putting animals at risk


SHORTAGE OF OFFICERS IN ALBUQUERQUE… AND WE )RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AS NEWS 13 )S BRITTANY BADE SHOWS YOU… THE LACK OF THESE OFFICERS IS PUTTING (ANIMALS ACROSS THE METRO AT RISK. NATS picture taking sound PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO HELP THIS HUSKY PUPPY… 00:30he looks like he )s being neglected all day” NATS PAGE FLIP SOUND BUT NEW REPORTS SHOW THEIR CALLS FOR (HELP… TO THE CITY )S ANIMAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT… WEREN )T ANSWERED… FOR WEEKS. 2:16″Bade: Would you consider that a failure on the department )s end? Cawley: no… right now since we )re actively hiring you know we pursue any calls that are in life threatening”:27 DESIREE CAWLEY WITH ANIMAL WELFARE SAYS THEIR SHORTAGE OF OFFICERS IS TO BLAME… 00:47″we have 16 officers and we have 11 vacancies”:51 FOR THEIR (EXTREME ( BACKLOG OF CASES. 00:07:22 FILE NATS IN DECEMBER… ANIMAL WELFARE HAD MORE THAN 550 PENDING CALLS. WHOOSHING SOUND EFFECT FAST FORWARD JUST FIVE MONTHS… AND THAT NUMBER SKYROCKETED TO MORE THAN 1,500. 1:55″that )s why we )re actively hiring at this point… trying to make sure that we are able to cover everything”:0 WHEN NEWS 13 ASKED CAWLEY IF THEIR ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS ARE OVERWHELMED… SHE (AGAIN POINTED OUT THEY )RE (ACTIVELY HIRING. 9:05″i feel that they um would appreciate the fact that we are actively hiring IN FACT… WHEN WE WERE INTERVIEWING CAWLEY TODAY… THE CITY SENT OUT A TWEET SAYING ANIMAL WELFARE IS HIRING. NATS wind 00:15 AFTER NEWS 13 CALLED ABOUT THE HUSKY PUPPY IN MID APRIL… ANIMAL CONTROL DID RESPOND AND CITE THE OWNER. 4:25 NATS CAR TODAY AND AS OF TODAY… IT APPEARS HIS OWNERS DID CLEAN UP HIS MAKESHIFT BALCONY HOME. NATS PICTURE TAKING SOUND A HAPPY ENDING… IN THIS STORY. BUT FOR THE FUTURE OF MORE THAN 1,500 OTHER ANIMALS… IS STILL UNKNOWN. 12:19:08 NAT WIND TODAY BRITTANY BADE… KRQE NEWS 13. THE HUSKY PUPPY )S OWNER WILL HAVE TO APPEAR IN COURT AND COULD FACE A FINE OR POTENTIALLY LOSE THE DOG. IF YOU )D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING AN ANIMAL WELFARE OFFICER… VISIT KRQE DOT COM.

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