Dozens of Northeast Louisiana animal lovers gather to discuss how to improve animal welfare in the area, especially in the City of Monroe.
“This is something that’s been going on in our community for a long time,” says Anna Dunn to the nearly forty people gathered on ULM’s campus Thursday night. They’re fighting for the humane treatment of animals and for them it’s not just an interest, it’s a passion.
“This is a huge, big important issue.”
Folks representing several parishes are speaking up for animals. Many live in Monroe, where the animal control officer position has been vacant for months.
Dozens of people gathered Thursday night to address one problem. The lack of an animal control officer in Monroe, and the ongoing problems that vicious, stray dogs are causing.
The last straw for many people was the recent killing of goats at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.
There were people from Farmerville to Winnsboro in attendance at Thursday night’s meeting.
Monroe City Councilman Ray Armstrong and others with the City of Monroe were there to hear what people had to say.
The thing everyone agreed on, they need to be the voice for the voiceless.
One concerned citizen, Anna Dunn, says “a lot of policies that need to be looked at, and that’s one thing that we hope to do as far as better the lives of animals in this community.”
The policy that seemed to be the biggest concern, Monroe’s lack of an animal control officer.