The City of Jennings is reaching out for help. The Jennings Animal Shelter is overpopulated. Every kennel is full, some even occupying two dogs. Animal Control Officer Debbie Breaux said, "It's unusual. I never have reached capacity like this before."
Adoptions are held as often as possible, but there are still close to 30 animals waiting to find a home. Breaux said the majority of the dogs have been in her shelter for at least one month. "There's one I've had back there (for) 2 to 3 months or longer. I don't want to put them down," she said.
Breaux said she only euthanizes deathly ill, or vicious dogs, and assured all of the animals there are safe. "I won't adopt a dog out that I don't feel is safe to go to someone's home."
Breaux believes it's been hard to find home, because the majority of her dogs are adults and large breeds. "People normally want puppies," she added.
To adopt an animal, Breaux says she makes sure the right person takes home the right animal. She also tries to make sure the puppy population stay under control. "We require that they do get their dog or cat fixed, whichever. That's why we have, offer, the vouchers. You get a 20 dollar voucher for whenever you take them to get them fixed."
If you would like to know more information about how you can adopt an animal, find them on Facebook at Jennings Pound, or call them at 337-246-1325.