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Local Parish Reduces Animal Shelter Overcrowding

Jefferson Parish makes a move to end overcrowding at its animal shelters.
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Jefferson Parish made a move on Friday to end overcrowding at its animal shelters.

Eighteen cats arrived at the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' New Orleans facility on Friday to be spayed, neutered and micro-chipped.

They'll soon be available for adoption.

"If you want a lap cat, we can find a lap cat," said Katherina LeBlanc, of the LASPCA. "If you want an independent cat, we can find an independent cat for you. We have all shapes, colors, sizes, kittens, cats, adult cats, tabby cats -- anything that you want, we have for you."

The SPCA is investigating claims that a Jefferson Parish shelter veterinarian incorrectly euthanized dozens of animals to combat overcrowding.

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