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HOUMA - An overwhelming unwanted-pet population is the driving force behind a low-cost spay and neuter program that could one day be available through the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter. Adoptable Pets from Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter in Houma, LA
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Cajun Canine of Houma, LA provides quality pet care services at affordable rates. Owner and operator, Robin Owens, started Cajun Canine to fulfill a lifelong dream. Robin got into this field because of her love of animals. Robin believes animals are little furry angels that are just misunderstood at times.Robin currently holds two state certifications, one in grooming, and one in First Aid and CPR.Robin also gives back to the community. She works very closely with her vet and local animal shelters to help pets have a better chance at being adopted. She prides herself on helping sick, injured, and handicapped animals. If there ever was a person who has fulfilled her lifelong dream of working with animals, Robin has completed her mission. Now it is time to let her pamper your little angel! HOUMA - An overwhelming unwanted-pet population is the driving force behind a low-cost spay and neuter program that could one day be available through the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter.
Lafourche's shelter, at 934 La. 3185 in Thibodaux, offers free spaying and neutering for adopted pets. Non-shelter animals aren't eligible for the free service.
In Terrebonne, only local veterinarians currently perform the procedure, which prevents animals from reproducing. Cost depends on an animal's type and size, but it can exceed $100.
"Our overpopulation problem is a pretty severe one," said shelter Manager Valerie Robinson.
Having an affordable option, she said, would make pet owners more likely to have animals spayed or neutered.
Though still in the planning stages, officials say options include subsidizing dog and cat trips to the SPCA clinic in New Orleans, where the procedure would be performed, and paying to bring a mobile clinic to Terrebonne. The latter option was used several years ago by the shelter and Houma-Terrebonne Humane Society.
An in-house sterilization clinic at the Animal Shelter, 131 Plant Road, Houma, is not being considered because of cost, officials said.
In 2008, 7,115 animals were accepted at the shelter. Of those 5,629, or 79 percent, were not adopted because of aggression, age, illness or other reasons. They were "humanely killed," said shelter officials, who acknowledge that the practice is an unfortunate necessity.
Of the surviving animals, about 6 percent were adopted, 5 percent were returned to their owners, and 4 percent were rescued by nonprofit organizations.
To reduce shelter numbers, workers recommend that you spay and neuter your pets. "Stray dogs and stray cats everywhere become nuisances because no one's there to care for them. So it becomes a burden on the rest of society to take care of them," Robinson said.HOUMA - An overwhelming unwanted-pet population is the driving force behind a low-cost spay and neuter program that could one day be available through the Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter.