Otero County to open new animal shelter

January 13, 2014 • State News

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Stray animals getting picked up in Otero County will be brought to a new county-run shelter.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports ( ) officials [auth] are set to open the new $26,000 shelter in Alamogordo on Monday.

Otero County Manager Pamela Helter says the county commission is hoping the facility will lead to a decrease in expenses spent on housing animals.

The county previously had been contracting with another shelter.

Helter says the shelter is taking over a former dog kennel space.

She says it would have cost the county more to build a new facility or refurbish any other kind of building.

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