Owners Need to Claim Horses at Lamar-Dixon

Officials at the Lamar-Dixon Expo facility in Gonzales, La. asked owners to claim their horses before Oct. 1. As of Sept. 30, Lamar-Dixon still housed more than 200 horses rescued from the New Orleans area.
Horses not claimed before the deadline will remain at Lamar-Dixon until Oct. 15, at which point they will be sent to designated foster homes across Louisiana and neighboring states, on a provisional basis (if the owner contacts the foster home before the end of the provisional period, which will be determined in the following weeks, the horse must be returned to the original owner), according to Karen Eggert of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. All horses processed at the facility were vaccinated for tetanus and microchipped, allowing them to be tracked through a database.

"The location of the horses after Oct. 15 will be recorded in case the owner comes forward and wants to claim their horse at a later date," said Eggert.
Information on animals housed at Lamar-Dixon will continue to be available online at www.petfinder.com, or at 1-800-HUMANE1 (426-2631).


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