My name is Stephanie, I am the new director of Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter. I am raising money for a new animal shelter or for major renovations. Our current shelter is very small and we run out of space quickly. We have about 8 dogs runs inside but the building doesnt have heating or A/C, the rest of the dog runs are outside exposed to the elements. Our shelter is really old, and pieced together. We would like a new shelter were all the dogs are inside. We would like a bigger cat area with proper cat cages. We would like a bigger cat house to allow cats room to run and play. We would like all animals to be under the same roof. We are a high intake shelter with about 7,000 intakes a year. Our goal is to have more room for adoptable animals and a nicer facility for adopters and staff to enjoy. We need a new shelter with more kennels so less dogs and cats would be euthanized for space.
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We would like a new shelter to be built within the next 2 to 3 years.
This really means a lot us because this shelter has been here a long time and has been through a lot. We are an open admissions shelter. We serve all of Ouachita Parish and surrounding area that does not have an animal shelter.
I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping us meet our goal. Our staff works really hard to keep the shelter clean and the animals happy with the limited resources we have.