Paws has lent his support to the issue of animal abuse. The one-year-old Chihuahua suffered from third and fourth degree burns after a 12-year-old boy set his head alight. Paws poses here with his new human companion and foster father, Steve Schultz. Jessica Palmer Photo
The protest to provide abused animals with fair treatment in the courts entered its fifth week, Thursday. Roswell and Chaves County have seen a record number of extreme animal abuse cases this summer, with some a total of nine dogs confiscated and one killed as a result of animal abuse or extreme animal abuse.