City of Artesia officials Mayor Pro Tem Terry Hill, Councilors Nora Sanchez, Jeff Youtsey, Kent Bratcher and Manuel Madrid Jr. and Police Chief Don Raley joined representatives from Durham & Associates Architects Inc. in breaking ground Monday at the site of Artesia’s new animal shelter. Courtesy Photo

City of Artesia officials Mayor Pro Tem Terry Hill, Councilors Nora Sanchez, Jeff Youtsey, Kent Bratcher and Manuel Madrid Jr. and Police Chief Don Raley joined representatives from Durham & Associates Architects Inc. in breaking ground Monday at the site of Artesia’s new animal shelter. Courtesy Photo