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Community meeting to address animal neglect, pet overpopulation

Posted at 12:46 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:34:13-05

BAYOU VISTA, La. – The Humane Society of Louisiana is co-hosting a community meeting on October 4 at the Bayou Vista Library, located at 1325 Bellview Street in Bayou Vista with BraylinsPet Haven, a local humane organization based in St. Mary Parish. The meeting will run from 6 pm to 7: 30 pm and will address animal neglect and pet overpopulation issues within the parish.

The Humane Society of Louisiana is conducting a series of meetings around the state to work with local officials, law enforcement, animal control agencies, rescue organizations, and concerned citizens to develop short- and long-range goals to improve basic services to help animals in need.

The Humane Society and Braylins Pet Haven plan to invite representatives from the parish council, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, the parish council and parish president’s office, humane groups and the parish animal control department to attend the meeting, according to Jeff Dorson, Humane Society of Louisiana Director.

The Humane Society has already hosted similar meetings in East Feliciana and St. Helena Parishes and will host another one in Pointe Coupee Parish on October 9.

“Hosting these community meetings allows us to meet other like-minded people and agencies that share our goal of helping animals in need,” said Dorson. “These meetings expand our networking capacities and allow us to meet community leaders who often share our same goals; and we’ve found that by working together we can often share resources, strategies, and ideas.”

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Humane Society of Louisiana by calling 901-268-4432 or emailing them at

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