Photo: Livingston Parish stray animal problem lingers

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Desiree Green, shelter administrator for the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, discusses the capabilities and limitations of the facility Thursday.
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Desiree Green, shelter administrator for the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, discusses the capabilities and limitations of the facility Thursday.

Situated behind railroad tracks off U.S. 190 in the town of Livingston, the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter is a bit of a hidden commodity in the parish.

The shelter has been around for at least 10 years, if not longer, said Desiree Green, the shelter’s administrator. But few people knew about it until the Livingston Parish Council became involved in trying to expand the shelter’s reach.