Dear Friends and Supporters,
Starting in July of 2008, our humane society revived a program that we began 20 years ago to inspect animal shelters throughout Louisiana. In early January of this year, we made a pledge to inspect at least 50 shelters during the next twelve months - we have visited several facilities already and the results have been shocking. Many of the municipal shelters that operate in the rural areas of our state do not adhere to any regulations or fall under any licensing requirements.
Nicole Gardner, a reporter from KLFY TV, visited the Eunice shelter yesterday and did a similar story on the conditions at this facility that appears in this link from KATC TV. Ms. Gardner was horrified at the treatment and conditions at this shelter, and she vowed to do something about it. A few hours ago, she informed me that she received permission from her station managers to go and secure the release of all the dogs!
The dogs will be taken back to the station and adopted on air! We have agreed to pay $25.00 toward the sterlization cost for each dog. The reporter is urging our group to force the town to close this pound as being too inhumane. Mr. Gary Bolt, the building inspector for the town of Eunice, just called me and has invited me to meet with city officials to try and improve the situation. I will be meeting with them early next week.