Located in Shreveport, LA, you would think from their web site that Caddo Parish Animal Control was very concerned about the welfare of the animals:
Our goal at the shelter is to give each animal the love and affection that it may have been denied
They seem so very friendly and helpful:
Don't hesitate to call or come see us. Remember, you have a friend at the shelter.
Their even looking for foster homes so that they can save more animals:
*****Please note that this was posted on 05/07/08*****
FOSTER CARE DESPERATELY NEEDED! PLEASE HELP! !
Foster homes are NEEDED!! Large and small breeds. Several dogs are being treated for heartworms and they need special care for thirty plus days. We hope to rescue or place them into permanant homes after treatment. Please help!
Then why are they killing all of the animals?
Between 5-5-08, and 5-16-08, they euthanized over 300 animals. On 5-13-08 they euthanized 78 animals that one day. They use no sedation, and frequently not the right dosage, as animals are found alive in the freezer, quite often. The same person does the euthanasia.
I was told that there was a cat and her kittens that were euthanized right in their kennel, and just left there, and are still there!
There is a small "Benji" type puppy that rescue was told would be put down because of parvo. When it was pointed out that there is no parvo there, and the puppy is not sick, they said that the puppy was not friendly, and could not be adopted.
There is a mama mixed breed dog (approx 30 lbs) and her 5 week old puppy who are under orders to be put down, for no apparent reason.
There is a Pit puppy there under orders to be killed because it is a Pit.
The order is in from the shelter director, that no more dogs will be treated at the vet. If a dog gets sick, it gets euthanized.
And it doesn't look like things are going to get better any time soon if current management has anything to do with it:
They recently interviewed for a new rescue/adoption coordinator. A local rescuer there who is very familiar with all of the workings of the shelter and was trained on a volunteer basis by Annette Lewis to be prepared to accept this job if it was offered was one of the people who was interviewed.
She was denied the position solely because of her previous role in trying to get the shelter on a good track, and was told that they were afraid that if she saw something she didn't like, she would engage in activities of this type again!
Help us do something to change how things are operating at Caddo Parish Animal Control.
You can sign a petition asking that an investigation is done to look at the new policies that have been put in place with the new manager by going to:
Below you will find a list of contact information for all of the key players. Please send them an email or call them and let them know how you feel.
Caddo Parish Major Players
Director Caddo Parrish Animal Control
Randy M. Lucky
Asst. Par. Administrator
Karen K. Bell
Dist. 1 Commissioner
Dist. 2 Commissioner
Carl A. Pierson Sr.
Dist. 3 Commissioner/Pres.
Dist. 4 Commissioner
Sam L. Jenkins Jr.
Dist. 5 Commissioner
Dist. 6 Commissioner
Dist. 7 Commissioner/V.P.
Dist. 8 Commissioner/Parliamentarian
Dist. 9 Comm.
Dist. 10 Commissioner/Pres.
Dist. 11 Commissioner
Dist. 12 Commissioner
Martha Van Horn
State Animal Control Association
Louisiana Animal Control Association
David Marcantel, President
c/o Calcasieu Parish Animal Control
5500-A Swift Plant Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70615