Efforts underway to improve conditions at St. Landry animal shelter

Efforts underway to improve conditions at St. Landry animal shelter

Most of the canine pet populace at the St. Landry Parish animal shelter is now paying out the days confined in exterior cages and awaiting unsure fates, as reps from a national pet rescue corporation try to stabilize a desperate predicament.

Kim Alboum, who has worked with shelter outreach initiatives in North Carolina and two other associates of the nationally-acknowledged Bissell Pet Foundation have been assigned lately by the organization to aid with an all round assessment of the parish shelter operated by St. Landry Parish govt.

In accordance to Alboum and Bissell veterinarian associates Kim Sanders and Katelyn Gibbons, there is an remarkable quantity of get the job done that stays for the way the parish is managing the treatment and potential adoptions for the animals who get there at the shelter.

“This is completely unacceptable,” says  Alboum, as she surveys the rows of pens housing virtually 100 pet dogs at a facility that continues to be confused by incessant animal intake quantities, inadequate non permanent housing and staffing  concerns which continue being to be solved.

Bissell Foundation team member Katelyn Gibbons holds a candidate for adoption.

Alboum, Sanders and Gibbons delivered a tour of the shelter on Thursday.

A news release despatched by parish authorities final month indicated that St. Landry has agreed to spouse with the Bissell Foundation to aid increase problems at the shelter which is accepting an approximated 1,500 animals on a yearly basis.

St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard, explained Friday that the parish teamed with the Bissell Basis six weeks back and programs are in spot now for a Bissell expert to assist with choosing an animal control director and deliver a sufficient coaching program for shelter workers.