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St. Landry Parish investigating employees at animal control, announce limited services

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 15:48:53-04

St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard announced Thursday that the parish's animal control department would be temporarily unable to handle calls while the parish investigates three employees.

"I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our residents," said Bellard. "We'll be fully operations again as soon as we can."

The limited services, according to Bellard, is due to three animal control employees being suspended without pay while the St. Landry Parish Sheriff is conducting an investigation. Bellard says the investigation is a personnel issue, and the Parish Government would not comment further until it is complete.

Animal Control will be available for emergencies, only. Residents should call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department at (337) 948-6516 with their request for emergency assistance.

"We'll do our best to accommodate any emergency that may arise in the parish while we are short-staffed," said Bellard.

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