The animal shelter in DeSoto Parish needs money to expand because there are so many strays, but voters said "no" to a tax increase to fund the expansion.

Voters in DeSoto Parish turned down a tax increase to expand the parish's animal shelter. Voters did not want a millage increase and made their feelings known Saturday.
That would have meant fewer animals would be put to sleep at the facility. Director Kavon Robbins says the shelter has taken in more animals during the day than they adopt out.
The litters of kittens and puppies are coming in 6 and 8 at a time instead of 1's and 2's.
The proposed parish-wide tax was turned down by voters nearly 70 to 30.
Low voter turnout hurt the proposal at the polls.