ADA TAYLOR, La. – A call to the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office about an abandoned nursing mother and her eight puppies led the Humane Society of Louisiana (HSLA) to form a rescue organization or humanitarian society in the region.
Over the past two weeks, the Humane Society has enlisted a dispatcher from the sheriff’s department to leave food and water for the dog family. But more help is needed to get them on the road.
According to the Humane Society, Bienville, like many rural parishes, does not operate a public shelter nor provide any type of stray animal pick-up service. Stray animals, unless a good Samaritan picks them up and brings them home, simply lives and dies in the streets.
The Humane Society would like to see parishes provide basic services to give unwanted animals a second chance, HSLA Director Jeff Dorson said.
A concerned resident reported to the sheriff’s office that a mother dog and her eight puppies may have been abandoned by a former resident who had left the area. The sheriff’s department contacted the Humane Society, which arranged with a dispatcher to leave the food. Although the mother dog is very friendly and approachable, her puppies are clever and run around in front of everyone.
“We’re hoping to form a group, buy traps and coordinate the capture of these pups and take them to the vet, hopefully we can socialize with them before they go feral. “, said Dorson. “We also hope that if people help in this rescue, they will also help us form an official humanitarian group in the area that is in dire need.”
The puppies are half a block away, 314-322-324 Pete Lyons Road in Ada Taylor. Three houses on the street were abandoned, and puppies roamed the area but scattered when a car approached. Some hide under parked cars or in a small sewer, Dorson said.
Those interested in participating in the puppy rescue efforts are invited to contact the Humane Society by calling 1.901.268.4432 or emailing them at the address email@example.com. The Humane Society hopes to rescue the mother dog this week.