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Coushatta Casino Donates to Humane Society of West Louisiana

Surprise Donation to Help Shelter Operations

July 16, 2014

Kinder, LA—Coushatta Casino Resort recently presented a check for $1,000 to “Ms. Rita” Bingham, Director of the Humane Society of West Louisiana, a volunteer-run no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Deridder, Louisiana. The shelter appeared on a local KPLC TV newscast appealing for assistance––for the first time since opening its doors 18 years ago. “We saw the news story and wanted to help,” states casino Marketing Director Phil Ziegler. “We surprised Ms. Rita with a check and we hope it helps to keep this important community pet shelter operating.”

Mz. Rita says she has always believed “there is a human for every dog and cat. We just need more humans.” At this time, there are over 150 animals still in need of a home. For information or assistance with adopting a pet from this shelter, contact Ms. Rita at 337-462-3321.

The Humane Society of West Louisiana was founded in August of 1998. They are a small group of volunteers who rescue abandoned, abused, or neglected animals. They provide a safe environment for the animals and get them medical care. The animals are evaluated for their health and their temperament, and then put in either foster homes or the shelter’s adoption center until they are adopted. The shelter’s goal is to end the cycle of pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering, to educate the public about pet ownership responsibility, and to end animal abuse through education.

The public is invited to meet some of these dogs and puppies at Petsmart® in Alexandria, Louisiana each Saturday from 10am until 3pm. Kittens and cats can also be viewed and adopted at PetSmart® in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2800 slots and more than 70 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 1-800-584-7263 for more information, or visit the website at