Quantcast

Weekend hours a possibility for animal shelter - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Weekend hours a possibility for animal shelter

Posted: Updated:

 

The story of the once-abandoned pet, Braveheart sparked outrage and led to a call for changes at Caddo Animal Control.

Now Caddo Parish Commissioners are looking into enacting those changes.

Blue, a 12 year old Lab mix, passed away from natural causes a few days after he was picked up by animal control. Blue's family says if the shelter would have been open on the weekend, maybe Blue would still be around. Karen Kent was Blue's owner. She said, "Whenever I found out the pound had picked him up, I thought it would be good so that he wouldn't get ran over. But needless to say, when I went to go pick him up, he wasn't there anymore." Blue was a member of Kent's family. She says one Friday afternoon back in August, he got loose after his bath before they could put his collar back on. After that, Blue was found by Animal Control. The following Saturday morning, Karen went to pick Blue up and there were staff members there but they couldn't process her lost dog fee. Kent said, " They trust them enough to take care of animals but they don't trust them enough to take my money."

Commissioner Jerold Bowman says the parish is looking at ways to make the shelter more accessible to the community and make sure another incident like blue's doesn't happen again. "We're not technically open on Saturdays and a lot of people want to do adoptions, we've heard from the community, on that it would be more convenient to come on, at least Saturdays. At least they could have gotten the animal to take it to the animal hospital if he was ill."

Kent said, "We don't have him anymore, all due to the fact that I couldn't pick him up on the weekend."

Commissioners are looking for ways to pay for additional shelter hours and staffing so that the shelter can open on the weekends. One idea they're considering, i registration fees for pets to help raise money.

 

  • News NowMore>>

  • Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

    Bond Commission backs Jindal plan for surplus cash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:06:10 GMT
    Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission.    The plan is a budget sleight of
    Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget has received the backing of the State Bond Commission.
  • Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast

    Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:05:09 GMT
    The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.    West Mayor Tommy Muska acknowledged Thursday that the idea is
    The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.
  • Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard

    Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:01:36 GMT
    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.    Attorneys argued Thursday that the voter-approved constitutional amendment is itself
    Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:04:35 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
  • 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!
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Celebrate Education 2014

    Celebrate Education 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:30:00 GMT
    Community Projects Director Jan Elkins with donors for the KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home.
    CELEBRATE EDUCATION, and it begins next week at the Shreveport Convention Center.
  • Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Louisiana Tech to showcase innovation, entrepreneurship at annual ‘I-20 Top 20’

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:46 GMT
    University Hall at LA TechUniversity Hall at LA Tech
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional
    Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs, and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, April 29 for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
  • 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.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
  • Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings

    Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:10:34 GMT
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
  • 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:10:32 GMT
    Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.
    With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday,...
  • 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.

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