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More hours at Caddo Animal Shelter, committee hopes for more change

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The Caddo Parish Animal Shelter's parking lot is usually empty on Saturdays. The front door is locked, but starting on the first Saturday in March, it'll be open between 11 AM and 2 PM, every Saturday. The additional hours are the first change brought on by the new, and much desired, Animal Service Committee.

Commissioner Jerald Bowman, of district 5, chairs the committee. He says the extra four hours will be an expense for the shelter. New employees may need to be hired and volunteers alone wont do.

"You have to have people on staff in order to maintain, not only the cleanliness and sanitation of the shelter, but to be able to provide the full service," Bowman said.

It's thought, by some, that having additional staff and hours will increase pet adoptions. However, Bowman says those changes aren't permanent. He says they'll only last for about a year, and that's so shelter officials can assess whether or not the public will take advantage of those new hours.

"So, we're going to have to get that information out there and let the citizens know that we're here to serve them at more convenient hours," Bowman said.

Bowman adds the committee will review animal related ordinances now and update them or add more. He hopes to make it so every pet adopted out of the shelter is registered, making them more track-able in case of problems.

"We're doing a great job, but as with anything that's good, there's always room for improvement," Bowman said. "We'll just have to continue to look at what other shelters are doing to better accommodate the citizens."

Bowman says if shelter officials find the new Saturday hours are popular, they'll sick around. If not, it'll be back to the Monday through Friday only schedule.

 

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