LAWC Awards Two Natcitoches Rescue Groups Spay Neuter Grants

Natchitoches Humane Society

Natchitoches Humane Society: Pictured from left are NHS President Juanita Murphy, Jeff Simmons, Marcos Renard, Debbie Tebbetts, LAWC Commissioner Rae McManus, Rusty Bretthauer, Karen Bretthauer, Carol Brian and Susan Hilton.

The Natchitoches Humane Society (NHS) and Natchitoches Hope for Paws (NHFP) have each received $3,000 grants from the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission ( Funds were generated from the state check off income tax return when LA residents file their state taxes.

This is the second grant awarded to NHS and NHFP by the LAWC. In 2013 NHS received a $4,000 grant to help Campti and Clarence area animals. In 2014 NHFP received a $4,000 grant.

Natchitoches Parish will certainly benefit from these two rescues having much-needed funds to spay and neuter dogs and cats to help reduce the animal overpopulation problem in the parish. One dog or cat can produce numerous offspring in one year’s time. These offspring often end up neglected, abandoned and in shelters where euthanasia is most likely.

To apply for assistance email: or apply online under the Spay Natchitoches tab, or e-mail

Natchitoches Hope for Paws

Natchitoches Hope for Paws: Pictured from left are Carla Salard, Joyce Baird, Rachel LeBlanc, LAWC Commisioner Juanita Murphy, Daphne Sampite and Rebecca Molina.