BR animal shelter continues to face serious overcrowding issues
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Companion Animal Alliance animal shelter in Baton Rouge continued to battle serious overcrowding issues on Monday, Feb. 6, after putting out an urgent call for the public’s help.
According to Companion Animal Alliance officials, adoptions are at an all-time low, and animal intake is skyrocketing.
Shelter officials said that the shelter is housing more than 207 dogs in a facility that is only meant to house 177 dogs.
Since putting out the urgent call for help from the public on Thursday, Feb. 2, shelter officials said 42 dogs were adopted. However, 51 dogs were taken in.
The crisis situation has led Companion Animal Alliance to begin euthanizing adoptable animals, shelter officials said. They added that they are devastated to have to make the difficult decision.
There was some minor good news. The shelter was able to place a “substantial” amount of dogs in foster homes and transport many of them to rescue partners.
Shelter officials said the community’s help is still very much needed.
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