Quantcast

ASPCA meeting draws dozens concerning Caddo Animal Shelter - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

ASPCA meeting draws dozens concerning Caddo Animal Shelter

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La. -

The ASPCA meeting drew dozens of local animals lovers, Caddo and Shreveport officials to Southfield School. The topic was improving animal welfare in the parish by working together.


"Our old laws are outdated," Michael Williams, Caddo Commissioner, said. "We need to get to the 21st Century. Here, I'm just trying to find a common ground, a win-win situation, because we don't know it all, nobody knows it all, but a lot of collective ideas together can create a new, 21st Century and state-of-the-art facility."


Williams and others listen closely to ASPCA's Laura Lanza shared exactly how to work together and modernize the Caddo Animal Shelter, as well as lower it's kill rate. Lanza stressed the importance and success of spay and neuter programs and how more energy should be focused into implementing them. Creating a foster program at the shelter is also suggested. That way families can take in pets as they wait for adoption bringing the shelter's animal population and kill rate down. Williams, however, also pointed out the need to focus on other issues within the parish.


"I'm concerned about all cruelty not only just to animals but to humans," Williams said. "You know, I would also like to see a public outcry when it come sot poverty, when it comes to the homeless, when it comes to veterans sleeping under bridges. If we can get the same enthusiasm and excitement behind the animals as we do a human, to me, that needs to be a public outcry, as well."


The Caddo Animal Shelter put down nearly 9,000 dogs and cats last year, an average of 800 a month. Lanza with the ASPCA will tour the shelter tomorrow.

 

  • News NowMore>>

  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • 292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:09:05 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly
    A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday.
  • Senate gives final passage to new explosives rules

    Senate gives final passage to new explosives rules

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:36:05 GMT
    Regulations will be tightened on explosives licenses in Louisiana, in response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden.
    Regulations will be tightened on explosives licenses in Louisiana, in response to the discovery of millions of pounds of improperly stored military propellant at Camp Minden.
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
    Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
    In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
  • Blood Moon 2014

    Blood Moon 2014

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:58:23 GMT
    by Dalton Brewerby Dalton Brewer
    Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
    Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
  • Easter Bunnies

    Easter Bunnies

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:17:27 GMT
    Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
    Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • Caddo officials will weigh in on charter school applicants

    Caddo officials will weigh in on charter school applicants

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:47:39 GMT
    There are very few charter schools across the state, but Tuesday night, Caddo Parish School Board members passed a measure to consider applications for three new charter applications for the district. Leaves
    Caddo Parish School Board members passed a measure to consider applications for three new charter applications for the district.
  • Local schools see surge in Hispanic students

    Local schools see surge in Hispanic students

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:54:16 GMT
    For years, the Hispanic population in the state of Texas and Arkansas has experienced an up tick. But a growing trend shows a migration of Hispanics to Louisiana. New Orleans has seen the largest growth. Then,
    For years, the Hispanic population in the state of Texas and Arkansas has experienced an up tick. But a growing trend shows a migration of Hispanics to Louisiana. New Orleans has seen the largest growth. Then,
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Education chief gets favorable job review

    Education chief gets favorable job review

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
    John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
    State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
  • KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

    KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:28:57 GMT
    Cold weather is forecast for tonight.  Warmer conditions are expected for the remainder of the week.
    Mostly sunny and mild today with highs in the 60s. Clear and down...
  • Shreveport firefighters, lawyers prepare for trials

    Shreveport firefighters, lawyers prepare for trials

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:27:14 GMT
    TRIAL DATES ARE SET FOR THE FIVE FORMER FIREFIGHTERS AT THE CENTER OF A SCANDAL THAT'S ROCKED THE SHREVEPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR.    WITH SO MANY SUSPECTS... SO MANY ACCUSATIONS...
    Trial dates are set for the five former firefighters at the center of a scandal that's rocked the Shreveport Fire Department for the better part of a year.  With so many suspects and accusations, there are at least nine trials to come.
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File