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Public campaign to launch for new EBR animal shelter

6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago April 11, 2016 Apr 11, 2016 Monday, April 11 2016 April 11, 2016 10:28 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
Image via: www.caabr.org/

BATON ROUGE- Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge will launch a public campaign on Monday to raise money for a new animal shelter.

A press conference will be held on Monday afternoon to launch the public campaign and to reveal that a “significant amount” of money has already been raised, however more is needed for construction to begin.

The organization will show renderings of the shelter, which is set to be built near LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

The campaign is titled “Help Us Build a Shelter for Puck and his Friends.” Puck was rescued and now helps fostered dogs adjust to their surrounding, teaches them rules of their homes and makes them more comfortable around people.

The capital campaign for the shelter is chaired by Honorable W. Henson Moore and philanthropist and lawyer Charlie Lamar.

CAA will launch a donation portal to accept online contributions and to let people start fundraisers of their own to raise money for the new shelter site.

The press conference is at 2 p.m. on Monday at the new shelter site on LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine campus on Gourrier Avenue (halfway between River Road and Nicholson Drive).

People are encouraged to bring their dogs to the event.

CAA is a non-profit that manages the EBR Animal Shelter which is 40 years old. The organization and its partners save about 70 percent of stray and abandoned animals.

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