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                Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement Department staff will hold a community meeting in La Union on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to explain the purpose and objectives of the Animal Control and Environmental Survey (ACES) project to residents. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church’s Hall, 1320 Mercantil Avenue, La Union.

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                Doña Ana County Animal Control and Codes Enforcement, along with Planning and Constituent Services personnel will be going door-to-door in the La Union community on Wednesday, Aug. 15 to offer education on domestic animal ordinances, recycling, trash accumulation, inoperable vehicles, weed control and other potential environmental and zoning codes violations.

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                Due to a resignation, the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants willing to serve on the Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Board.

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                Doña Ana County Animal Control officers were called to a rural residence this week by a woman whose cat had killed a bat. Per standard protocol, the bat’s body was sent to a state lab, where it tested positive for rabies.
                Rabies is a disease that is transmittable to mammals – including people and companion animals – and can be fatal if not quickly and aggressively treated.

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                The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley is working to clear an outbreak of distemper, a contagious virus that affects dogs and can be fatal if not properly treated.
                My staff is working hard on containment, transmission blocking and treatment of this disease, which is not uncommon in shelter environments, but merits aggressive attention each time it flares up,” said ASCMV Executive Director Clint Thacker.

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         The Mesquite Mobile Constituent Services Outreach Clinic will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Mesquite Community Center, 129 Tawa Ave. in Mesquite.
         District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Billy Garrett and staff from U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s Las Cruces office have been invited to attend.

  •             The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in room 1-111 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 North Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces. 

  •             Three Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies will be going back to school on Monday, Aug. 6.
                The positions are part of DASO’s relaunch of the School Resource Officer (SRO) Division, which experienced an approximate 10-year hiatus due to staffing shortages.

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