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A brighter future for Rayne shelter dogs

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 13:02:20-04

Overpopulation at the Rayne Animal Shelter meant a dim future for dogs who stayed there past thirty days.

And you may remember Kelly Briscoe as the woman who wanted to change that.

A brighter future for Rayne shelter dogs

Now the city is turning over their animal control and adoption center to Kelly's nonprofit.

"She gets to do what she always wanted. To have somebody go in and take care of these animals and see that they get a good home," says Mayor Chuck Robichaux. "Rehome them or adopt them back to the people that maybe had lost their dogs,"

The mayor describes how it will all work: animal control, hired by the city, will pick up stray dogs when they get the call. The city will then hold those dogs for five days before being turned over to Kelly for continued care.

"And then she's responsible for feeding, washing the kennels, caring for them, walking them, adopting them, whatever she wants to do," says Robichaux. "She can geet the adoption fee to fund her cause and we have no more expense, no more responsibility."

The city will be saving money, and kelly's non-profit, Haseya's New Beginning Animal Rescue, could be saving lives.