New animal shelter hopes to break ground before year's end...maybe

New animal shelter hopes to break ground before year's end...maybe
CAA press conference to announce latest on new shelter (Source: WAFB/Derron Daquano)
CAA press conference to announce latest on new shelter (Source: WAFB/Derron Daquano)
Design for new CAA shelter (Source: CAA)
Design for new CAA shelter (Source: CAA)
Source: WAFB/Derron Daquano
Source: WAFB/Derron Daquano

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A new shelter is on the way for the four-legged citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish, but it's not there yet.

The Companion Animal Alliance needs help from the public to raise the necessary funds for the new shelter, they announced in a press conference Monday.

So far CAA has raised $10 million for the ongoing project. An additional $2 million is needed to start construction. The hope is to raise the funds soon so they can break ground before the end of the year.

The organization says the new facility is not only necessary to treat animals more humanely, but to help get more dogs and cats adopted.

"That's not a place to impress moms who bring their kids out looking to adopt an animal," said Henson Moore, a representative for the Companion Animal Alliance, about the current shelter. "It's not a place an animal would want to go."

The new shelter will be located near LSU's Vet school. Not only will the new facility impress the humans, but the animals will have more room to get out and stretch their legs.

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