LCG starts new program to reduce number of animals being put down

Photo: KLFY
Photo: KLFY

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)—There are many cats and dogs at the Lafayette Animal Control Center, just waiting for a chance to be part of a loving family.

This weekend a special event is being held to help all the animals find fur-ever homes.

On the second Saturday Chance Adoption event is a new program by the Lafayette Consolidate Government aimed at dramatically reducing the number of animals that have to be put down.

“One of Mr. Robideaux’s first initiatives out the gate was to increase our live outcomes.” Said Cydra Wingerter with LCG, “To reduce the euthanasia’s and increase the adoptions, the fosters and the placements of our animals here.”

Most of the animals wound up at the Animal Control Center because of a human problem, not because there’s something wrong with the animal.

People might have found themselves in a situation where they are no longer to care for the animal, they can’t afford the animal. Unfortunately, people do move and they don’t bring their animals along with them.” Said Wingerter.

Many times, adopting a shelter pet means a second chance for these animals.

“We’re a really giving a care community and I think it suits our nature to do this for these animals.” Said Wingerter, “To give them a second chance. Also, these animals are often times just wonderful. They don’t necessarily come with the newness that a puppy or kitten might. But they also come already housebroken and trained. They’re just looking for a great home.”

When you adopt a pet, you not only save a life, but you’ll save money too. Shelter pets are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, saving you hundreds of dollars.

The Adoption event will be held Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. until 5p.m. at 613 W. Pont Des Mouton Rd.

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