Humane Society of NW Louisiana makes a big change

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:20pm

Until recently, pet lovers had to go to places like Petsmart and Petco to adopt animals from the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. But now, the shelter is opening their doors to direct adoptions, but not for reasons you might think.

It's hard to transport animals back and forth to pet stores, and with their lack of volunteers, they thought it would be a good idea to do in-shelter adoptions.  They plan on holding adoption events at their location at least twice a month. This way potential pet moms and dads can view all of the available animals before choosing their new family member.

There are currently 25 dogs and 7 cats living at the shelter, and they all want to find forever homes.

If the shelter could have any wish granted, they would ask for more volunteers. The ones they have do a great job, but they really need more help. If people can't volunteer, they are also always looking for donations. Each pet costs, on average, $300, but bringing together families and pets makes it all worth it.

For more information on the Humane Society of NW Louisiana, visit their website by clicking here.

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