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Animal Services and Adoption Center Receives National Award

Animal Services and Adoption Center Receives National Award

Post Date:10/18/2018

 Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center received the 2018 National Animal Care and Control Association’s Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award at NACA’s annual conference in Denver, CO earlier this month.

 Animal Services received the award because of its “effective training programs for personnel, outstanding/innovative public education programs and active community involvement.”

 Animal Services Director Nathan Areno accepted the award on behalf of the agency. Wyvette Pryor-Cousin, Assistant Director and Jolene Constance, Department of Public Works Finance Manager, were also at the conference.

 “I appreciate the dedication of our employees and am humbled by the cooperation and support we receive from our community,” Areno said.

 Constance, who submitted the nomination letter, said “Calcasieu Parish Animal Services and Adoption Center is truly deserving; they were Hurricane Harvey heroes, continued the phenomenal drive-thru rabies clinics, established a horse rescue program, transported animals nationally and hired a full-time veterinarian. They found the path of going from good to great.”Animal Services had a total of 7,522 visitors in 2017 – 3,213 of these visitors were looking to adopt pets.



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