Humane Society holds donation drive for St. Landry Animal Shelter

Posted at 8:51 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 09:52:53-04

The Humane Society of Louisiana is coordinating a pet food and supply drive for the St. Landry Animal Control and Rescue Center.

Humane Society Director Jeff Dorson says that the drive is necessary to help the center keep up with their growing population of surrendered, seized, and rescued animals. According to a release, the center is currently housing over 301 dogs, 21 kittens, 15 cats, and 21 horses, along with several other animals like rabbits, iguanas, and hamsters.

The Humane Society says that donations of cat and dog food, litter, hay (square and round bales), and horse feed can be dropped off at St. Landry Animal Control during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Items can also be mailed.

Supplies like bleach, mops, paper towels, and blankets are also needed. Petco gift cards are accepted.

The center says volunteers are needed to socialize with animals, walk dogs, and clean cages.

The St. Landry Animal Control and Rescue Center is located at 255 Hanger Road in Opelousas.

The donation drive will last until April 15, 2019.  For more information, please call the shelter at 337- 501-9100.