Caddo Parish Animal Services killed 78 percent of the dogs and cats that entered the shelter last year. It’s the highest rate among similar operations in larger cities in Louisiana and Arkansas. Lafayette kills 67 percent; Little Rock, 47 percent; and Baton Rouge, 34, according to data provided from 2014.
Several factors contribute to a high kill rate such as the one at Caddo Animal Services, animal groups say. A main factor is a high intake rate. Caddo’s is higher than the municipal and city shelters in the three other cities.
SHARED AS PROVIDED: from the Shreveport Times
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