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Every year several million cats and dogs are euthanized by organizations like St. Bernard Parish Animal Control because the population is much higher than the number of families and homes willing to properly take care of these animals. When you adopt a pet from St. Bernard Parish Animal Control, you give a dog or a cat a second chance at life. Not all shelters euthanize animals, you can contact your local animal shelter to find out if there are any animals in need of rescuing before they are put down.

When you adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter you also create additional space for another lost or abandoned pet who needs a safe environment.

Shelter pets are given the chance to interact with other animals and humans every day. While shelters can be noisy and overwhelming for some animals, it also provides a good environment for dogs and cats to learn to adapt and tolerate other animals. This can be particularly important if you already have a pet or even small children in your home.

Most animal shelters are provided, as required by law, for the safety and healthy well-being of the community. Additionally, individuals may choose to open private animal shelters. Despite popular belief animal shelters do not have to accept all animals. There are many shelters that will accept any animal, but sometimes shelters will have to turn away animals because of over population.

There are two types of animal shelters: traditional animal shelters allow animals to be euthanized if they are unhealthy or if they have been residents of the shelter for a specified amount of time. While this may seem heartless to many, most animal shelters are restricted on the amount of space and money they have to work with. To help prevent the euthanization of an animal, families and individuals looking for a new pet should try to adopt from their local shelter.

A no-kill shelter is an animal shelter that will take pets in but will not euthanize dogs and cats to make room for new animals. No-kill shelters are much more likely to run out of space and turn down new animals if pets are not being adopted.

Animal shelters like St. Bernard Parish Animal Control are a great benefit to communities, pets and families. Shelters step in and provide a safe environment for lost and unwanted pets until they are able to find a home from them. The shelters help keep animals healthier and protect the community by keeping stray cats and dogs from overrunning the streets. You can help the mission of animal shelters by adopting pets responsibly and spaying or neutering your pet to help control the growing pet population.

St. Bernard Parish Animal Control

115 Agriculture Road
chalmette, Louisiana 70043
Phone: 504-278-1535
Fax: 504-278-1536
Our primary goal is to make St. Bernard Parish a NO KILL COMMUNITY by forming a NO MORE HOMELESS PETS COALITION. To reach this goal, Friends of the Animal Shelter of St. Bernard will continue to develop projects that, along with exiting programs, will not only prevent pets from losing their homes in the first place, but will improve the housing conditions for those pets that will inevitably become homeless. Our success will depend on the residents of St. Bernard Parish and the willingness for volunteers to work toward making the following projects a reality. Spay and Neuter Assistance - for low income owners, feral and/or neighborhood cats, as well as the general public.

Our severely outgrown (and outdated) shelter must be replaced. Funding for the first phase of the new shelter has been allocated. Funding must be secured for additional adoption space, a surgery room and an education room.

Last Chance Fund - to provide funds to treat otherwise adoptable animals that are injured or sick. Eventually will include emergency assistance for low income owners who cannot afford emergency medical treatment.

Foster Care Network - trained volunteers willing to open their homes (and hearts) to otherwise adoptable pets that have minor temperament or health problems that can be resolved during a relatively short-term stay. Would also include housing dogs and cats that are either pregnant or have unweaned litters.

Dog Park - a safe and secure area for pet owners to enjoy their dogs off leash and to meet like-minded pet owners. The park eventually can be used for programs like obedience training, agility competitions and other dog contests.

Feral Cat Initiative - to implement a program to trap, treat if necessary, neuter or spay, release, then maintain (T/N/R) colonies of feral cats instead of trapping and killing them. Provide educational materials to the public on the benefits and long-term success of T/N/R.

Behavior and Training - acquire and maintain a library (video as well as books) addressing pet behavior and problems. Provide training of dogs in the shelter to increase chances for adoption and to prevent returns after adoption. Develop "puppy classes" to start new owners and their pets off right. Schedule regular sessions for owners' seeking help with particular behavior problems.
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