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  • SOS Rescue needs families to help Save Our Strays Play Video

    May 27, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - SOS Rescue is looking for summer volunteers and foster families as they continue their effort to "Save Our Strays". The Plaquemine-based group was established in 2003 and holds weekly adoption events every weekend in the Baton Rouge area. Andrea LaFaver, President of SOS Rescue, said... more »
  • Jindal, Robertson take plunge for adoption

    May 9, 2014 3:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The women behind two of Louisiana's most famous husbands will step to the forefront Friday and off a 24-story building in Baton Rouge. Supriya Jindal and Korie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" will rappel 308 feet down the side of One America Place around 1 p.m. to help... more »
  • Foster children adoptions rise for 4th year

    November 22, 2013 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say the number of families adopting Louisiana foster children through the state has increased for a fourth consecutive year. The state Department of Children and Family Services said Thursday that more than 500 families adopted 733 foster children between Oct. 1, 2012, and Sept. 30,... more »
  • SOS Rescue: Halloween Edition Play Video

    October 28, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of SOS Rescue Andrea LaFaver showed off some pets looking for a new home. Kong and Dolly both are in foster care and in need of a permanent home. LaFaver also brought along her son who has been volunteering with them for nine... more »
  • Acadiana Training Academy highlights adoptable dogs Play Video

    September 26, 2013 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owners of Acadiana Canine Training came on to News 2 at 4 today to talk about dogs they have which are waiting for a good home. Cami and Joe Tullier said all the dogs are up to date on their shots, and adoption fees are... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye adoption gaining interest Play Video

    April 19, 2013 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are lining up to adopt a dog shot in the eye but the requirements to take him home are not easy to meet. Last month, someone in Livingston Parish shot Winchester the dog and left him for dead. But less than a month later, he's... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye not finding a home Play Video

    April 18, 2013 6:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A dog that was left for dead is now finding it hard to find a home. Last month, someone shot a dog in the eye and left it bleeding in a ditch. It stayed there overnight. The next day someone found the dog. It spent the... more »
  • National Greyhound Adoption month Play Video

    April 17, 2013 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 at 4 celebrated National Greyhound adoption month with some special guests today. Brittaney Spruill, vice president of "It's a Grey Area" greyhound adoption, by with one of their dogs named Nuvi. There's a meet and greet scheduled for next Saturday, April 27, at... more »
  • Shelter planning changes, grant for adoption efforts

    February 27, 2013 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The newest director of the animal shelter promises changes are being made at the controversial facility. "We've made a lot of headway with our system," Beth Brewster said. Brewster has been leading the shelter for about six weeks. One new effort is a dog rescue... more »
  • EBR shelter holding March Madness adoption event

    February 27, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The organization in charge of East Baton Rouge Parish's animal shelter announced a new adoption initiative today. Companion Animal Alliance said they're holding "Hounds on the Rebound" during March Madness, in cooperation with the organization Friends of the Animals. During March dogs weighing more than 40... more »
  • Putin signs anti-US adoptions bill

    December 28, 2012 8:43 AM

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has fired the latest salvo in an increasingly contentious relationship with the U.S. He's signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children as part of a harsh response to a U.S. law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. The... more »
  • East Feliciana Police Jury adopts budget

    December 4, 2012 10:33 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Facebook page saves "last chance" animals Play Video

    February 7, 2012 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Facebook page is helping to save the lives of hundreds of animals on Companion Animal Alliance's "last chance" list. Since CAA began posting a list of animals slated to be euthanized at the end of each week, not a single one has been put down,... more »
  • Adoptions halved for Black Friday pets at CAA

    November 25, 2011 1:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Companion Animal Alliance in Baton Rouge cut their adoption fees in half today for black pets, as part of a Black Friday adoption push. All-black and mostly-black animals cost $30 to adopt instead of the normal $60. Adoption hours are from 11 a.m. to 7... more »
  • Grandparent runs into trouble enrolling grandson to school

    October 13, 2011 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a tough economy more parents need help raising their kids, and in many cases grandparents end up acting as parents again. But lending a helping hand is getting harder for seniors. Linda Taylor, a home health nurse, has been raising her grandson for six years.... more »
  • Court won't hear gay dads' birth certificate case

    October 11, 2011 9:35 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a gay couple who want both of their names to appear on the Louisiana birth certificate of the child they adopted. The court said Tuesday it won't review a federal appeals court ruling against the adoptive parents. The appeals court... more »
  • La. House panel rejects gay adoption bill

    May 23, 2011 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee has rejected a New Orleans lawmaker's bill that would allow two unmarried, same-sex adults to adopt a child together. Democrat Helena Moreno said that public opinion has warmed to the idea of gay adoption since the bill failed last year. But the House... more »
  • Tour for Life pet adoption event today

    April 2, 2011 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center and North Shore Animal League are hosting the Tour for Life 2011 pet adoption event today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event aims to raise public awareness of the importance and advantages of adopting... more »
  • Volunteers help increase adoptions at EBR animal shelter

    February 22, 2011 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More volunteers means fewer animals killed each year, according to workers at the East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue center. Last year more than 6,000 animals were euthanized, which is 2,500 fewer than the previous year. In additions, dog and cat adoptions increased nearly 15%... more »
  • "Two dads" case

    January 18, 2011 9:40 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The question of whether Louisiana must put both parents' names on birth certificates of children adopted by gay couples is going to the full federal appeals court in New Orleans. Sixteen judges on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments Wednesday in the case of... more »
  • National Adoption Month

    November 1, 2010 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, LA - St. Elizabeth's Foundation is having an open house for people interested in adoption. The open house is Thursday, November 11th at the office on Summa Drive. For more information call (225) 769-8888 more »
  • Overcrowded shelter gets relief from '9 lives drive'

    August 10, 2010 6:00 PM

    Animals are flowing into animal shelters even though oil has stopped flowing out of the well. 27 cats and two dogs are on a trip to Norfolk, Virginia to reduce overcrowding at the Denham Springs Animal Shelter. "People have lost their jobs, people are having to move, people... more »
  • Michigan woman gets prison sentence for sex with son

    July 13, 2010 12:47 PM

    A Detroit-area woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the Internet has been sentenced nine years to 30 years in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Aimee L. Sword of Waterford Township apologized at her sentencing Monday in Oakland... more »
  • Hammond woman sought in adoption scheme

    June 24, 2010 6:45 AM

    Tangipahoa Parish deputies are looking for a 30-year-old Hammond woman accused of collecting expenses in an adoption arrangement, then refusing to turn over the baby. Jennifer Harrod allegedly signed a contract Jan. 15 with an adoption agency to give up her unborn child for adoption. As part of the contract,... more »
  • Sandra Bullock says she's divorcing Jesse James

    April 28, 2010 6:27 AM

    Sandra Bullock is filing for divorce from her husband, Jesse James. According to People magazine's website, the Oscar-winning actress also reveals that she and James adopted a 3 1/2-month-old boy, Louis Bardo Bullock, who was born in New Orleans. The report says Bullock and James began the adoption process four... more »
  • Committee votes down gay adoption bill

    April 27, 2010 11:39 AM

    A Louisiana Senate committee voted down a bill that would have allowed same sex couples to legally adopt children. The bill was discussed Tuesday morning at the Capitol. The measure failed by a 3-1 vote. The committee is now considering a second bill that would block gay parents... more »
  • Adoption negotiations between U.S., Russia put on hold

    April 19, 2010 10:52 AM

    Adoption negotiations between the U.S. and Russia are being put off for a week because a volcano ash cloud from Iceland has grounded air traffic across Europe. Talks were supposed to begin today in Moscow. Russian officials say adoptions to the U.S. will be suspended until a new agreement... more »
  • State Dept: No suspension of Russian adoptions

    April 15, 2010 10:31 AM

    There has been no suspension of adoptions of Russian children by Americans, according to the U.S. State Department. The statement comes after suspension reports circulated Thursday based on comments from a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson. He was reacting to the case of an American woman who sent her seven-year-old... more »
  • Russia suspends all adoptions to US families

    April 15, 2010 6:49 AM

    Russia is suspending all adoptions by American families. The freeze will be in effect until the two countries reach an agreement on adoption procedures. The announcement comes after an American women sent back her 7-year-old adopted Russian son to Moscow on a plane by himself. The adoptive mother said the... more »
  • Dog adoption day in Baton Rouge

    March 20, 2010 12:01 PM

    YelpBR is hosting its monthly dog adoption day today. Mutts and purebreds will be available for adoption. All adoptable dogs are de-wormed, spayed or neutered, tagged with a microchip, given shots, and checked for good health and temperament. The adoption fee is $70. YelpBR has found homes... more »
  • Bridge collapse widow adopts Haitian twins

    February 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    A woman whose husband was killed during the 2007 freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis is realizing her dream of starting a family with the arrival of adopted twins from Haiti. Betsy Sathers welcomed 2-year-old Ross and Alyse to her suburban Minneapolis home just days after the earthquake in Haiti.... more »
  • Black and gold pets up for adoption

    February 4, 2010 5:05 PM

    An animal shelter in St. Tammany Parish is offering half-off adoption fees for everyone who adopts a black and gold animal Saturday. If you want an animal of a different color, but show up wearing Saints gear, you can also get a discount. Plus, if you name your... more »
  • Dogs that ate owner have new home

    December 21, 2009 8:14 PM

    Two small dogs that fed on their owner after he committed suicide in Nebraska have new homes in Indiana. The dogs called Harry and Sally were adopted by an unidentifed couple selected from more than 250 people interested in taking them in. The dogs were found with their former owner... more »
  • St. Elizabeth's Foundation hosts open house

    November 17, 2009 6:17 AM

    St. Elizabeth's Foundation Adoption Open House November 18th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 8054 Summa Avenue 1-800-738-5683 more »
  • Appeals court hears arguments in gay adoption case

    October 7, 2009 11:43 AM

    A federal appeals court has heard arguments on whether Louisiana must put both fathers' names on the birth certificate of a boy born in Shreveport and adopted in New York State by a gay couple. Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, now of San Diego, want both of their names... more »

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