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Crowley Mayor addresses animal shelter concerns

Posted at 10:43 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 15:29:15-04

In Acadia Parish, a social media post from an animal rescue group is getting a lot of attention.

The post claims the City of Crowley Animal Shelter will begin euthanizing all dogs in the shelter.

Mayor Tim Monceaux said he's received a lot of calls with questions about the shelter and how people can help out after Friends of Pound Pets in Acadia Parish posted on Facebook.

The group said the city will start euthanizing dogs instead of working to adopt or rescue them. A spokesperson for the organization told KATC if the city begins euthanizing dogs on day 10, there's no window for rescue groups to step in to try and save them. The group's post went on to say the city claims the shelter is spending too much on dog food and they're going over budget which is why the shelter will euthanize these animals.

Mayor Monceaux says that's not true.

He said the city bought enough food to last until August because of shortage concerns through the pandemic. Monceaux said they work with several organizations to try and get the animals adopted.

Crowley's shelter is not a no kill shelter and Monceaux says while they do try to adopt out as many animals, they have to follow their laws.

Monceaux said to his knowledge, no dogs were euthanized today.

We asked if the City of Crowley has had any discussions about changing ordinances to move towards a no kill shelter.

Monceaux said, "I'm sure there will be some discussions in the upcoming future. I had phone calls today. People are calling in and willing to help with our animal shelter to get these animals adopted. I'm opening our arms up and taking any help we can get to get these dogs adopted."

Thursday morning, Monceaux plans to meet with the animal shelter.

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