Animals on euthanization list rescued from shelter

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Posted: Oct 31, 2011 5:18 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Oct 31, 2011 6:36 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: animals, dogs, cats, euthanize, list, last chance, hope, shelter, Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE- A dozen dogs and two dozen cats on the list to be euthanized this morning were saved from the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter.

Companion Animal Alliance created the Facebook page Last Minute Hope for Baton Rouge Animals where pictures of animals on the "Last Chance List" are posted.

"We had an amazing response from the community through the Facebook page. People were coming up and wanting to help us and asking which animals they could foster," Lauren Dooley, Director of Development at Companion Animal Alliance, said.

Some animals were adopted, others went to local rescue organizations and many were placed in foster homes. But just as quickly as one kennel is emptied, another is filled.

"We still have many more [animals] that need homes. There will be another list. We always have animals coming in so we have to continue to get support from the community to help them move them out alive," Dooley said.

The shelter is open Sunday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It's located at 2680 Progress Road near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

The adoption fee is $60 and includes spay or neuter, vaccinations, micro-chipping, pet insurance and heartworm testing.

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