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Animal Services Van

These are some of the many programs that Animal Services provides:

 

Breed rescue
There are thousands of Breed Rescue Individuals and organizations in the United States. Many work with their local animal control shelters and humane societies to save as many purebred animals as they can. Most of the people involved in these types of endeavors are volunteers and are not listed in your phone book as such. Calcasieu Parish has cooperative programs established with many of these types of groups.

For more information regarding a specific type of animal, you may be interested in contacting the Adoption Coordinator at Animal Services at 721-3730, your local veterinarian or run a "Search" on the Internet for "Breed Rescue Organizations" and branch out to specific listings as they show up on the search listings.

Spay Neuter Voucher Program
VoucherCalcasieu Parish Animal Services has developed a spay/neuter program to help people in financial need sterilize their pets. This program helps eliminate unwanted litters that will overpopulate Calcasieu Parish and end up at shelters, where thousands are euthanized each year.

This program has been ongoing since 2005 with grants from Petco, PetSmart Charities, the Marin County Humane Society, Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury now funds the program also.

To receive a Spay/Neuter Voucher you must either meet gross and net income requirements, or be enrolled in college with a current schedule, or already be enrolled in some form of public assistance.

Household Size

Gross monthly income

 
 Net Monthly Income
 1  $1,276
 $981
 2  $1,726
 $1,328
 3  $2,177
 $1,675
 4  $2,628
 $2,021
 5  $3,078
 $2,368
 6  $3,529
 $2,715
 7  $3,980
 $3,061
 8  $4,430
 $3,408
Each additional family member +451 (gross monthly income) & +347 (net monthly income)

If you have questions, please contact Animal Services for details at 337-721-3730.

Animal Licensing
Can you guarantee your dog will never become lost? Someone could leave the gate open, the leash or tether line could break, or a number of things could happen. Your dog cannot tell people his address - but an identification tag can!

A License I.D. tag is a must! It's not only the law, but it's the basic protection your pet needs. In addition, a tag with your own personal name, address and phone number is even more protection.

People are more apt to rescue a lost dog that has a license and personal tag, knowing that the dog has an owner who cares. A dog can be returned immediately when found, avoiding the delay which can happen over weekends, after-hours, and on holidays when the Animal Services Licensing Agency is closed. 
                             
Micro-chipping
Follow licensing with the latest technology by having your pet micro-chipped by your veterinarian. Tags can fall off or be taken off. All animals are scanned if they ever arrive at the Calcasieu Parish Animal Services & Adoption Center.  

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