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Berry Receives Endorsement from Animal Protection Voters
ALBUQUERQUE — The Animal Protection Voters today announced its support for Mayor Richard Berry's second term, demonstrating that his steady and responsible leadership has allowed the city to fund and work on important projects like animal welfare.
"I am happy to have the support of the Animal Protection Voters," Mayor Berry said. "Since coming into office, we have worked hard to improve the lives our pet population. During my second term, we will continue to make animal welfare a priority." "Mayor Richard Berry has been attentive to the substantial needs of the Animal Welfare Department and has invited ideas from the community and Animal Protection Voters for improving the lives of animals in the city’s shelters," said Elisabeth Jennings, Executive Director of APV. Since coming into office, Mayor Berry has been committed to improving the city's animal welfare. His accomplishments include: In 2012, there were 6,000 fewer euthanizations than the year before he took office, a decrease of 59%. Pet adoptions have increased by 8.4%. Spaying and neutering efforts have increased by well over 7,000 animals, or 47%. Micro-chipping has increased by 4,000. You can view the letter of support here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/171515691/APV-Letter-Sept-2013-2-1 ###