- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Some dogs housed in crowded south Louisiana shelters are heading for Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Staffers from the Lafourche (lah-FOOSH) Parish Animal Shelter staff brought five dogs to Hammond over the weekend. There, they boarded a van bound for the Cedar Valley Humane Society in Cedar Rapids.

The Daily Comet reports (https://bit.ly/1HPuHv9 ) that a program run by the Humane Society of Louisiana sends dogs to shelters that have waiting lists for adoptable dogs - or that can move animals out in a matter of days.

Hilary Knight, manager of the Lafourche shelter, says that for various reasons, shelters up north generally have more space than shelters in the South.


Information from: Daily Comet, https://www.dailycomet.com

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