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Extreme Cruelty to Animals Defendant Sentenced Today

November 19, 2019



Clovis NM – Ninth Judicial District Attorney, Andrea Reeb, announced that John Davis, age 64, of Clovis, pleaded guilty today to Extreme Cruelty to Animals, a fourth degree felony. 


In January, 2019, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for Davis’s property and found that there were dead and decaying puppies and dogs, including a greyhound with a severely imbedded collar. All the dogs were seized and the greyhound was taken to the veterinarian where it had to be euthanized. The other dogs were housed at the City of Clovis Animal Shelter. 


The Honorable Drew Tatum presided over the sentencing hearing and accepted Davis’s guilty plea. Davis was sentenced to 18 months, suspended in favor of supervised probation and ordered to pay $1,000 to animal rescue group, Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws, ordered to pay restitution to the veterinarian, and ordered not to possess any animals.  Judge Tatum stated that Davis had been warned about the living conditions and breeding of his animals. The Sheriff’s Office had previously been at Davis’ home in 2009, when dogs had been seized and the deputies had attempted to work with him regarding his animals. 


Davis was represented by criminal defense attorney, Luke Ragsdale, of Roswell, NM.


For more information, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at 575-769-2246

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