Shreveport vet will take in evacuee pets

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - When evacuees go to the shelter at LSU-Shreveport, they're not allowed to bring pets.

The state has opened pet shelters in Baton Rouge, Monroe, and Alexandria, but none in the Shreveport area.

To  help evacuees, one Shreveport vet has offered to take in animals for free. Summer Grove Animal Hospital at 9355 Mansfield Road said they will take in 30 to 40 animals and board them at no cost.

"I was watching the TV last night, and then it just occurred to me that we would like to do something for them," said Dr. John Rust, the vet at Summer Grove Animal Hospital.

They will require a drivers license, contact information, and up to date Bordetella vaccinations.  If the dog needs the vaccination, they will give it to them at half the normal cost.

The state does have place on stand by to take animals in Haughton, but they have not opened it yet.

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