Pet projects leave troops ill-prepared

Freedom New Mexico This country would be much safer, with its core national interests better served, if the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan were ended immediately. While U.S troops are in the field, however, it is difficult to express just how utterly unconscionable it is for Congress to divert money requested for fuel, ammunition […]

Losing family pet always rough

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Without human offspring, dogs have always been like children for my wife and I. This week we’re grieving the loss of a family member. Our pets give us so much love and fill lonely voids with soft ears to stroke. When they die they rip our hearts out. We knew […]

Low cost spaying, neutering offered

A mobile medical unit is in Clovis this weekend offering low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats. Low-income families and military members ranked E-5 and below can have their pet spayed or neutered for $20, according to a press release from Linda Cross, project coordinator. Appointments will be made for Today, Saturday or Sunday. […]

Low-cost spay, neuter unit coming this weekend

CNJ staff A mobile medical unit is in Clovis this weekend offering low-cost spaying and neutering for dogs and cats.Low-income families and military members ranked E-5 and below can have their pet spayed or neutered for $20, according to a press release from Linda Cross, project coordinator.Appointments will be made for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.Pet […]

Pet peeves reveal personal side

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist

Pet’s love unconditional, unparalleled

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I

a view from under the pew: requiem for a pet frog part two

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Last time, Amos set up shop observing the animals in the church pew underworld attempt to console Sammy Salamander after the loss of his best friend, Petey the Pollywog. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift […]

Local program gives pets second chance

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Courtesy photo This shepherd mix is 7-months old, has her shots and is spayed. She’s great with kids and other dogs. For more information about adopting her call 760-2296. The Airman and Family Readiness Center Pet Finder program provides Cannon personnel the opportunity to find pets through base-wide advertising of available animals. Due to limited […]

a view from under the pew: requiem for a pet frog

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t work the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. requiem for a pet frog i noticed sammysalamander sittingon a stump all by himselfone day looking so forlornand […]

Pet sterilization enforcement not solution

Freedom New Mexico Clovis is debating the best way to destroy unwanted animals in its city shelter — gas or lethal injection. Some local animal-rights activists have suggested the focus should instead be on spay-neuter programs and we agree, as long as those efforts are funded privately and not with taxpayer dollars. California offers a […]

Pet place always open

Pet lover Sharna Johnson reports you can search for critter friends 24/7.

Pet of the day: Cocoa

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Name: Cocoa About: Cocoa is an adult Hog Island Boa. Hog Island Boas are extinct in the wild and only found in captivity. I have had her for about six years and she is around 7-feet long. She is very strong and generally sweet though she gets restless when it’s time to eat and you […]

Pet of the day: Mama

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Name: Mama About: Mama is a 2 1/2 year-old bearded dragon. She is a people lizard and she is spoiled. She loves attention, she’s a sweetheart. Owner: Al Lewis

Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens

Pet of the day: Cody

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Name: Cody About: When I first moved to Clovis a year ago I rescued Cody from being run over by a truck. He weighed 6 oz. at that time. I bottled fed him until he weighed 2 lbs. Now he weighs 9 lbs. and is the essence of the curious cat getting into everything possible. […]

Pet of the day: Misty the ferrett

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Name: Misty About: He is the most playful critter I’ve ever owned. He’s 2 years old. He is the worst thing in the world for hiding things. He likes to get my keys and hide them in the couch. I got him at the pet store in Jonesboro, Arkansas. My favorite thing to do with […]

Hidden surprise

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User “staticpaper” submits a photo of a pet.

Candidates overlook power of pets

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico The presidential race is becoming so competitive candidates are asking for their children’s help. John Edwards, for example, has been bringing his two kids, Jack, 7, and Emma Claire, 9, on the campaign trail with him. Hillary Clinton persuaded her daughter, Chelsea, 27, to accompany her while campaigning in […]

It’s their business: Pet Pros

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Pet Pros Location: 2909 N. Prince St., Suite D What they do: Sell small animals, reptiles, amphibians, saltwater and freshwater fish and birds; and pet supplies. Who’s in charge: Marcus and Brandi Petroski are the owners. How long in business: Since October. Hours […]