FAUNA secured $1.4 million in state funds

Statement from FAUNA (Friends All United for Natchitoches Animals)

FAUNA secured $1.4 million in state funds to begin work on a pet adoption and community center to serve all of Natchitoches Parish. Our mission is to construct a facilitythat not only provides shelter for abandoned animals, but also a building that affords space for educational opportunities, to provide resources to help people who are struggling financially to keep their pets, to further develop robust spay/neuter initiatives, and to implement trap/neuter/release programs. Our goal is to become a no-kill/low-kill shelter with a thriving community center to serve the people and animals throughout our city and parish.

The state funding is a healthy start, and we will jump-start our fund-raising efforts. We view this as a joint endeavor with our state, parish, and local governments, as well as individual and corporate partnerships. We are grateful that the state allocated money for Natchitoches Parish, and we are excited at the change that this will bring about for our citizens and our animals.

Photo: Courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society

Friedman donates land for FAUNA animal shelter