BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier Parish animal shelter is saying goodbye to adoption fees due to overcrowding.
City officials say now people can rescue a dog or cat for free instead of paying the fees which were $85 for dogs and $60 for cats.
Officials with the City of Bossier say overcrowding is creating higher numbers in euthanizations and they are looking find good homes for the animals.
"Really the focus is making sure we bring some euthanasia numbers down, not that they were necessarily high, to begin with, but again we want to make sure that these animals have homes and live happy lives," said Bossier City spokeswoman Traci Landry.
Landry says the process to adopt will not be a free for all, people who want to adopt will still have to answers questions and fill out the proper forms before taking home a new pet.