Police jury resumes funding for Webster Humane Association

By Paige Nash

The Webster Parish Police Jury temporarily cut off funding for the Webster Humane Association last month, due to the non-profit organization not depositing checks or providing the jury with monthly reports for their spay/neuter program.  

Two representatives from WHA, Patricia Powell and Jennifer Walker, were present at the WPPJ meeting this month to present a backlog of several months’ worth of reports. After review, the jury decided to resume sending checks to support this organization.  

“I know everybody is busy, but it would be good if we got these reports monthly,” said Webster Parish Police Jury President, Jim Bonsall. “When we didn’t hear from you for a long time, people go to thinking bad things and that’s not what we want. It’s been a good relationship for a long time and it’s good for the parish, too.” 

“We appreciate you,” said Powell. 

This relationship dates to 2006, and the jury is happy to continue supporting this organization. They are a great asset to the parish and help tremendously in providing spays and neuters to pet owners all over the parish.  

You may pick up an application at Burke’s outlet in Minden, download it from the WHA Facebook page, or reach out to the hotline at 318-377-7433.  

“The instructions are on there. You have to provide proof of income and proof of residency because we keep it within the parish,” said Powell. “We try to keep the low income factored in, based on people who actually need it.”


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