OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor's Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter.

Council member Wayne Ardoin tells The Advocate parish government has spent heavily over the past year to improve conditions at the facility northwest of Opelousas.

The matter passed Wednesday by a 10-2 vote.

Interest in the operation of the shelter has increased since January, when a group of volunteers formed Friends Underwriting Rescues.

The FUR representatives said workers at the shelter were rude to them and took little interest in the care of the animals.

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