Lafayette

Nov 2, 2012 8:50 AM by AP

City-parish halts Broussard animal control service

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette city-parish government has stopped providing animal control services for the city of Broussard in a dispute over annexations in southern Lafayette Parish.

City-Parish President Joey Durel announced earlier this year that he wanted to end the animal control contract and possibly other contractual services if Broussard declined to drop a lawsuit challenging Lafayette's annexation of more than 200 acres in southern Lafayette Parish.

Broussard has declined to drop the lawsuit, and city-parish government let the animal control contract expire effective Wednesday.

Durel said that no city has an obligation to do business with another city.

Broussard officials are petitioning to have the Lafayette City-Parish Council take up the issue, a move that could possibly force the administration's hand.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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