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  • Officials consider $110M Baton Rouge Zoo upgrade, relocation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 6, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials are considering a $110 million upgrade at Baton Rouge Zoo that could include moving it to a different location. East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park Commission officials say no decisions have been made yet. Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, which is a citizens group that... more »
  • Louisiana Pet Pantry raffle Play Video

    July 2, 2015 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Pet Pantry is helping more than 30 animal rescue organizations, but they need your help. This morning Mark Mese and Heather Alfinito stopped by 2une In to explain how people can get involved. The biggest cost facing rescue organizations is dog food. The LPP, formerly... more »
  • State Police, swamp guide rescue dog from under I-10

    April 20, 2015 3:02 PM

    LAPLACE - State Police helped rescue a stranded dog from the swamp near the interstate interchange with I-55/I-10 recently. Troopers posted pictures of the rescue on the agency's Facebook page Monday. In the post, State Police said the dog was under the elevated portion of I-10 and seemed to... more »
  • LP shelters looking for 'good voodoo' for rescue animals Play Video

    January 15, 2015 7:28 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several shelters in Livingston Parish are joining forces this weekend for Pet Fest. We were joined by author Michelle Hirstius this morning on 2une In with all the details. The Pet Fest is Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter... more »
  • Two years later, Jade keeps helping animals check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 15, 2014 8:00 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Jade Mitchell raised more than $10,000 for area shelters over the past two years, and even adopted a pet of her home. This morning on 2une In, we went back to the shelter where Jade began her dedicated to taking care of animals. Workers at Denham... more »
  • Vets find 43 socks in great dane's stomach check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:03 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable, retching and vomiting, when his owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate! X-rays showed a stomach full of "a large quantity of foreign material." Nearly two hours of surgery later, Dr. Ashley Magee... more »
  • Woman, daughters accused of theft at shelter

    September 24, 2013 8:56 AM

    BELLE CHASSE- A Belle Chasse woman and her two daughters are accused of theft from the Plaquemines Animal and Welfare Society's Belle Chasse shelter. The Times-Picayune reports 41-year-old Denise McCoy Manger, 19-year-old Tori Michelle Manger and 23-year-old Tawny Colleen Manger turned themselves in on Monday. Authorities says Denise Manger confessed... more »
  • "Jade's Flowers" won't stop after devastating fire Play Video

    August 20, 2013 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The young girl who raised thousands of dollars to help a local animal shelter says she won't stop, even though a fire destroyed her Denham Springs home overnight. "If you quit, you're always gonna wanna quit, but if you keep trying, you're always gonna wanna try,... more »
  • City leaders delete proposed law about dogs

    June 12, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders removed an agenda item from Wednesday's Metro Council meeting that would have restricted how long a dog could be tethered. Councilman John Delgado pulled the ordinance and did not say if he would add it to an agenda later. The law would have made... more »
  • Man arrested in dog's disturbing death

    May 22, 2013 4:44 PM

    GONZALES- Deputies made an arrest following a WBRZ News 2 report about a dog found taped-up and dead in a field. Jacob Blackwell, 25, was booked on charges of cruelty to animals. Investigators said Blackwell kicked the dog to death when it was being "uncooperative," and bound the... more »
  • Leaders talk about law dealing with chained dogs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For years, animal activists have called tethering dogs cruelty, and Wednesday East Baton Rouge council members introduced an ordinance that would make it illegal. "That dog is a natural social animal that wants to get out, and when you keep it on that tether, it doesn't... more »
  • Dog shot in the eye adoption gaining interest check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • CAA funding up for debate at Metro Council Play Video

    November 14, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Companion Animal Alliance is in line to get more than $500,000 for shelter operations, but first Metro Council members want CAA to answer to allegations of mismanagement and abuse of animals. East Baton rouge Animal Control and Rescue said they've heard several allegations of abuse... more »
  • CAA: Progress made towards "no kill" goal Play Video

    July 19, 2012 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The director of Companion Animal Alliance says they've made progress toward their goal of reducing euthanizations at the animal shelter for East Baton Rouge Parish. Director Kimberly Sherlaw told News 2 in April they estimated it would take three years to reach full "no kill" status.... more »
  • Dozens of animals seized from suspected hoarder

    June 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control is investigating a hoarder case. This morning, 43 animals were seized by investigators from a house of an alledged hoarder. News 2's Adrian Pittman gets answers on what kind of conditions the animals were found in, and what will... more »
  • Ascension chief urges animal control funding

    May 7, 2012 8:42 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says he believes the parish needs to look at setting up a dedicated funding mechanism to pay for parish animal control. The Advocate reports the current user fee structure, coupled with flat fees the municipalities pay for parish services, generates about $140,000 per year.... more »
  • Bill bans sale of cats, dogs from roadsides

    April 12, 2012 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana should ban the sale of dogs and cats from roadsides, flea markets and public places like parks, the House decided Thursday. Several municipalities around the state have enacted similar local ordinances. Violation would carry up to a $250 fine the first time, then up to $1,000... more »
  • Animal sale bill passes in House Committee

    March 28, 2012 2:57 PM

    A bill that would make it illegal to sell dogs, cats and other animals along highways and other public areas has passed through a House Committee. The Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice voted 9-3 for the bill by Rep. Tony Ligi, of Metairie. In its amended... more »
  • Animal ordinance will impound loose pets in Pointe Coupee

    March 28, 2012 10:01 AM

    NEW ROADS- The days of loose animals on the streets of Pointe Coupee Parish will soon come to an end, if the new animal ordinance works according to plan. Police Juror Cornell Dukes tells News 2 the Police Jury passed the pet ordinance Tuesday. "We want people to... more »
  • Livingston Parish animal shelter needs money Play Video

    January 30, 2012 6:20 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Walk into the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, and you'd never know by looking or smelling that it needs hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of repair before it can function as a fully operational animal control center. That's SPCA President Terri Dunlap's estimate of how much work... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty in EBR

    November 16, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman from Mississippi plead guilty to animal cruelty in a Baton Rouge court earlier today. Jean Norton could face up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine for the crime. Norton is the president of Choctaw Ridge Farms, an animal rescue operation in... more »
  • Neighbor fed up by barking dog

    August 30, 2011 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carl Moore isn't an insomniac, but he believes the dogs next door that keep him awake night after night may be. What's more, he has the paperwork to prove it. Moore says they bark all night, and he's kept pages and pages of logs to show... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance hopes to make shelter "no-kill"

    August 1, 2011 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new director of Companion Animal Alliance, or CAA, hopes to make East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue a no-kill facility. Laura Hinze moved from Chicago to be the director of CAA, the organization in charge of running the shelter at animal control. As the... more »
  • Barker gives $230,000 to house chimps in Louisiana

    August 1, 2011 5:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Animal activist Bob Barker has gone to bat for dogs, cats, whales, pigeons, elephants and all kinds of other animals. Five chimpanzees are the beneficiaries of his latest donation. Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., said his donation of $230,000 last month will pay to expand the... more »
  • People warned to watch for animals displaced by flood

    May 14, 2011 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As floodwaters move through Louisiana, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are warning people to watch out for animals that may be forced into towns or cities. Wildlife officials said wild animals like deer, bear and alligators will be pushed out of their habitats by the... more »
  • Power outage caused by unwitting "bandit"

    March 25, 2011 8:41 AM

    Baton Rouge - A power outage in downtown Baton Rouge Friday morning was caused by a likeable ne'er-do-well from the animal world...a raccoon. Entergy Region Manager Jeff Holeman says a raccoon got into a sub-station located downtown and got wedged between two electrical devices. The raccoon was electrocuted... 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 »
  • Hundreds of animals saved each year at "no kill" shelter

    February 21, 2011 5:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds of animals are saved every year at a "no kill" animal shelter in Denham Springs. However, over-population is a daily struggle because the city pays for animal control and rescue, but Livingston Parish does not. "We do get animals dropped off at the gate, left... more »
  • Lost dog rescued from grave about to be filled

    February 9, 2011 2:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Animal shelter workers pulled a lost dog from an open grave in Denham Springs today, and News 2 was there to see the rescue. Workers were called to a local graveyard after a dog had been found in the bottom of a grave shortly before a... more »

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