Bossier City Animal Shelter put down 670 animals since May - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Bossier City Animal Shelter euthanized 670 animals since May, asking for public's help


Adoptions at most animal shelters go down during the summer months, leaving the animals lives at risk.  The Bossier City Animal Shelter workers say this summer was no exception for them.

Workers say 30 to 50 dogs per week were brought to the shelter, with only about half of those adopted out.  When the shelter is high capacity, it also becomes high-kill. "A lot of times without the help of the public, we have no choice. We get over populated and we have no room to move dogs around," said Bossier City Adoption Coordinator Lyn St. Peterson.

"We get emotionally involved with the dogs and with the cats," said St. Peterson, that's why it hurts her heart to know that every spring and summer, the adoptions will slow down. The shelter has been forced to put down 670 dogs and cats since May of 2013 through September 6, 2013.

But shelter workers say it's not their fault,  the workers don't want to see any of the animals put down. A lot of times we do get together and cry, because it does get tough," said St. Peterson and while this summer has been rough, St. Peterson says the adoption numbers tend to pick up in the Fall and Winter.
Adoption isn't the only way to save these animals lives. She also encourages you to spay and neuter your pets. "That's the only way we are going to cut down on all these puppies and kittens coming in,"

 If you want to help the Bossier City Animal Shelter is holding several adoption events in the coming months. Click here for more information. 



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