An animal control agency in rural Louisiana issued a dire statement two short days ago about the fate of 39 pit bull “type” dogs who are being held at their facility. The dogs, who are described as “unwanted,” have had no interest and time and again, potential adopters have passed them by.
The St. Landry Parish Animal Control wants to save the dogs, but they are apparently out of options. On February 10, a sad notice was issued to followers of the animal control Facebook page:
Starting Wednesday February 15…we will sadly have to euthanize 39 pit and pit type dogs. They have not been claimed…they are unwanted. They are every color..Every size. The one thing they have in common…The word PIT. Each dog has been posted ….Each dog is unique …(PLEASE keep your negative comments to yourself …we are trying to save these dogs …With this post…your negative comments DO NOT HELP) SLPAC Opelousas La 337-948-6184
The post has since been shared over 2,000 times and it appears that some help has been sent to the dogs who are at risk. On Sunday, the animal control updated followers with a few words of hope:
We want to say thank you for all the LOVE & SUPPORT for these pits….we can try to hold them for a few extra weeks..giving adoption and rescue a chance..starting Monday we will form an album….BUT…we need 15 of these kennels….to move them to….It’s our only hope. These are 5×10 welded wire…must be welded wire to hold a pit type dog….and the shade top.
In order to accommodate the dogs, the facility is in desperate need of more wire kennels such as the one in this image which was shared to the animal control agency’s Facebook page. Friends Underwriting Rescues is also accepting donations on behalf of the animal control agency (click here).
SLPAC is located at 255 Hangar Road in Opelousas, LA. Hangar Road is off of Hwy 749. There is a small sign. The road is next to the National Guard Armory. The facility is near the end of the road on the left just before the airport.
Facebook page for the animal control agency at this link.