VERMILION PARISH, La. (KLFY) The Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control is confronted with euthanizing many animals due to overcapacity.
As News 10’s Rodricka Taylor experiences, it’s a problem the shelter is making an attempt to overcome.
It’s a call they didn’t even have to contemplate for the final eight years.
The Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control’s mission is to handle as many animals as doable, however they’re at capability, forcing them to suppose in any other case.
Debbie Garrot, who manages the ability, says there are greater than 30 dogs at their facility.
“Many of our dogs now are spayed and neutered. They are heartworm treated. I just don’t know what the problem is, that there seems to be a low in animals leaving our facility. “It seems to not be happening as frequently as it was in the past, and maybe that’s because they are focusing on shelters that actually do kill.”
Garrot provides that they are going to be a kill shelter if the animals don’t transfer out of the ability shortly.
The animals have 7 to 10 days to turn into rescued or fostered.
“We have numerous dogs in large wide crates because there’s no regular kennel to place them inside of. Our animals are really wonderful, of course, pit or pit mixes, but they have wonderful personalities.”
Garrot can’t deliver herself to have to make the choice to euthanize the animals.
“I can’t even go there because it is my decision,” she stated and it’s the worst determination to determine if an animal has to die that has completed nothing to deserve loss of life solely as a result of we’re so over capability as a result of folks abandon dogs.”
While News 10 was on the shelter doing our interview, a person introduced in additional dogs. Garrot stated the person threatened to kill the dogs himself if the shelter didn’t take them.
“It’s not the perfect life for a dog, absolutely not, but it is better than what they come from. Many dogs come to us, but they’re nothing but skin and bones. Near-death from heartworms or just lack of nutrition and it’s horrible,” she stated.
While the variety of surrendered dogs improve, Garrot is in search of different alternatives to hold the deaths at zero.
“I agree to work for the police jury in this capacity to help them to make Vermilion Parish Rabies animal control a better place for all, that is my mission.”
The shelter says their greatest want proper now’s fostering.
If you want to to assist, you’ll be able to contact the shelter and ask for Debbie Garrot at 337-643-3160 or e-mail at [email protected].
The enterprise is open on Monday-Friday Opens 10-3 p.m. and Sat. 10-2 p.m. and closed on Sunday.