Local rescues remind people it’s illegal to dump your pets, even at their doorsteps,
if there's no one there to accept them.
Someone dumped a box of kittens at the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana Monday.
That same day, someone tied two starving puppies to the gate at Pet Savers.
They urge people to call first, before dropping off their animals.
"Let us know what's going on and if we can't take the dogs at that point, we'll do everything we can to find a place for them,” said Paula Allison of Pet Savers of Shreveport.
"There are plenty of cat rescue groups in town that are willing to bottle feed kittens if you can
just get the word out there," said Courtney Wingate, of Humane Society of
Under Louisiana law, it's considered animal cruelty to abandon animals.
A shelter or rescue must be open and willing to take in your pet, in order to avoid
breaking the law.
Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana: (318) 219-7387
Pet Savers of Shreveport: (318) 636-0400