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Shelter hasn't reached "no kill" status just yet

4 years ago September 01, 2011 Sep 1, 2011 Thursday, September 01 2011 Thursday, September 01, 2011 5:30:48 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Stephanie Ryan

BATON ROUGE - There are too many animals coming into Companion Animal Alliance, and not enough leaving.  That means the non-profit that took over the shelter from Animal Control in August may not become a "no-kill" shelter as soon as it had hoped.

About 25 dogs are dropped off every day, but only about ten are adopted, leaving a growing number of animals at the shelter, with limited space.

"As of today we have not euthanized for space," Director Laura Hinze told News 2.  "That may change tomorrow.  It's something we have to take a measurement on daily."

Hinze estimates the shelter has euthanized about 200 dogs since the beginning of August.  That's about half the number Hinze said Animal Control euthanized monthly before CAA took over.

"They look at us to find them a home.  We are their voice," Hinze said.

CAA has extended its hours to the weekends in hopes more animals find a home.

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