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Lafourche Animal Shelter getting renovations

Lafourche Animal Shelter getting renovations

The Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter is getting an expansion and renovations with a new building being added next door to the existing shelter. Manager Hilary Knight said it will be used mostly as an intake bay and for dogs being held in bite cases.

Knight said Picciola Construction is handling the project.

The existing shelter is also getting new floors, as well as wipeable walls and ceilings, Knight said. The total cost will be about $80,000.

Knight said the expansion will help make the shelter less cramped.

It also means the 13 existing dog kennels will be only for those available for adoption, Knight added. That way, adoptable dogs won't have to be euthanized to make room for those being held in bite cases.

Last year, the shelter took in 1,164 dogs, of which 178 were euthanized, Knight said.

She said the project should be completed within the next month.