|Department of Animal Services|
The Office of Animal Control within St. Bernard Parish Government is dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, to protecting the people of this parish and their interests, and to providing care for hundreds of homeless and unwanted animals. We envision the day when all citizens, their property and neighborhoods will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership; when animals will not suffer because of human abuse, neglect or ignorance; and when, as a parish we can continue to move forward working together to win the war against pet overpopulation and abuse. Our mission is to protect the rights of people from dangers and nuisances caused by uncontrolled animals, to insure the legal protection of animals from mistreatment, to promote responsible pet ownership through education and spaying and neutering programs, and to provide a quality life adoption program.
St. Bernard Parish Animal Services in Violet announced that it has received a $3,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The grant was used to award scholarships to St. Bernard Parish Animal Control Officers Kyle Menant and Kelly Detillieu so that they could attend a week-long Level 2 National Animal Control Association Training in Atlanta, Ga.
The conference covered many topics including constitutional law, search and seizure, stress management, blood sports, and crime scene documentation. Training at this level is instrumental in educating the officers and, in turn, the public becomes more informed, making St. Bernard Parish a safer place for animals.
"We thank the ASPCA for this opportunity and their continued support in the rebuilding of St. Bernard Parish. They have been very generous and critical in helping the animals of the parish," St. Bernard Parish Animal Services Director Beth Brewster said.