There is a huge pet overpopulation problem in NW Louisiana, but Robinson's Rescue is working to cut down on it, one pet at a time.
Robinson's Rescue in Shreveport is a non-profit that offers low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. They operate on a sliding scale, so that everybody can afford this procedure for their pet. Some people may even get the surgery done for free, so there is no reason to not "fix" a pet.
The Caddo Animal Shelter, sees the importance of fixing animals; knowing it would cut down on the revolving door of animals they help. But over population isn't the only reason for fixing pets. It cuts down on the risk of some forms of cancer and eliminates the risk of pyometra, a deadly and some-what common infection of the uterus.
Robinson's Rescue is trying to spread the word of their work with events like Saturday's Dogtoberfest. Pets are welcome at this family event where free fair tickets will be given out, and guests will be given fun foods and beverages. There will also be shelter pets up for adoption and even a Halloween dog contest.
Robinson's Rescue is a non-profit and is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out in any way, please contact them at 318.221.0017
Who: Put on by Robinson's Rescue
What: Dogtober Fest. A pet-friendly family event with adoptions, food drink, games, and a dog contest.
Where: Line Ave. at Robinson
When: Saturday 10/27 11am-2pm