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LaMa Animal Rescue assists in saving nearly 40 animals from Doyline residence

by Amber McDown

Springhill-based LaMa Animal Rescue recently played a critical role in rescuing nearly 40 animals from disgraceful conditions at a residence in Doyline. The rescue operation, which included 28 dogs and several other animals, was carried out in collaboration with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office.

When Sheriff’s Office animal control officer David Robertson responded to a complaint of animals at large on Horseshoe Loop, he discovered the animals in severely neglected conditions. Conditions were so poor that the officer required breathing apparatus to conduct his investigation.

In addition to the 28 dogs, two of which were deceased, officers found ducks, chickens, and rabbits both inside and outside the residence. 

LaMa Animal Rescue, a non-profit volunteer group, picked up all 26 dogs, took them to the vet in Springhill for assessment and shots, and had them spayed and neutered.

The assorted ducks, chickens, and rabbits were re-homed immediately, while the dogs are being fostered until permanent homes can be found. “We find these animals homes in Maine, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.,” Lewis said. “It helps to move them to a new environment and it’s been very successful.”

LaMa, comprised of five volunteers, operates throughout northwest Louisiana and relies on fundraisers and donations for its expenses. “It’s expensive to operate, but the results are rewarding,” Lewis stated. “We keep operating on faith and the generosity of those who support our work.”

LaMa focuses on rescuing stray, abused, and needy animals in Northwest Louisiana and beyond. The organization’s mission includes educating the community on the importance of spay/neuter and regular medical care. LaMa utilizes a network of qualified foster homes to care for the animals before they are transported to pre-approved rescues, mainly in the New England area, where they quickly find their forever homes. Since 2020, LaMa has saved 2,811 lives.
LaMa’s efforts in Doyline serve as a prime example of their ongoing mission to rescue and rehabilitate neglected animals, providing them with a second chance at life in loving homes. For more information on LaMa Animal Rescue or to make a donation, visit www.lamaanimalrescue.org. Donations can also be made through Venmo at @LaMa-AnimalRescue or by mail at P.O. Box 224, Springhill, La., 71705.

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