The LaFourche Parish Animal Shelter in LA is open from 9am – 3:30pm four days a week, closed on Wednesdays and weekends. Lionel de la Houssaye has been the parish vet since May. He recently sent a letter to the parish council regarding his concerns about pound director Kelli Toups:
In his letter, de la Houssaye says some animals with illnesses or broken legs were not treated at the shelter before being euthanized.
In one case, de la Houssaye said he witnessed Toups tell her staff they were “forbidden to do anything” to help a dog suffering from a heat stroke and that “nothing was to be spent in the care of the dog.”
Councilman Phillip Gouaux claims that the shelter’s problems stem from the fact that it’s only about 10 years old. Because apparently it takes more than a decade for a pound director to develop compassion for the animals in her care. I guess after so many years of viewing animals as Things I’m Going to Kill Anyway, the humanity suddenly starts to swell.
(Thanks Clarice for the link.)