Thousands of Clovis pets licensed under new law

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Clovis animal control personnel say that since a pet licensing ordinance went into effect, nearly 3,000 pets have been logged into the city's pet registry.

The ordinance took effect July 19. Every licensed animal in Clovis is issued a tag that is logged onto a database.

The Clovis News Journal reports the ordinance requires that pets wear either a city-issued tag or have other clear identification.

Licenses are free and available at the animal shelter and the Clovis Police Department.

City officials say that although compliance is good, they estimate that just 1 of every 25 animals brought in is licensed.

Information from: Clovis News Journal,