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  • Family claims miscommunication led to dog's death Play Video

    February 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    ZACHARY- A family claims a miscommunication led to their beloved pet's death last week. Bella, a three year old American Bulldog was euthanized by the Companion Animal Alliance. Stephen Tidwell says the dog nipped at a neighbor in Zachary and was picked up by Animal Control. It happened after... more »
  • Animals to get extra funding Play Video

    November 11, 2014 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pending approval by the Baton Rouge Metro Council, the Companion Animal Alliance will get more funding to take care of their animals. It's expected to get $60,000 more this year since the city increased fees for pet owners. The CAA says the funding will be a... more »
  • CAA: Budget "unsustainable," asks for raise in fees

    May 14, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Companion Animal Alliance said in a report Wednesday their funding model is "unsustainable," and asked the East Baton Rouge Metro Council for permission raising pet registration fees to cover shelter operations. CAA, which handles sheltering services for the parish, proposed raising the parish's registration fees... more »
  • Pet fee increase introduced by Metro Council Play Video

    April 23, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It may cost more for pet registration in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Metro Council introduced a fee increase for the Companion Animal Alliance shelter. An amendment asks for money to help get control of strays. Each year pet-owners would pay $3 more for spayed or... more »
  • Burned dog one step closer to adoption Play Video

    November 15, 2013 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The small terrier dog that was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire by a 9-year-old is now out of intensive care. Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, is making great progress overall. "Her... more »
  • Vet: Burned dog now walking

    November 11, 2013 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterinarians said a dog which was severely burned when her bedding was set on fire is now able to get up and walk around. Dr. Katrin Saile with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine said the dog, named Zoey, still has to have her bandages re-applied... more »
  • Donations pour in for burned dog Play Video

    November 1, 2013 4:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Donations to an animal shelter poured in after a News 2 report on a dog that was set on fire. The dog, named Zoey, continues to recover from second-degree burns to all four paws and her stomach after authorities said a 9-year-old set the bedding inside... more »
  • Man's 18-year-old dog killed 'accidentally' by shelter

    May 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    CENTRAL- A man is distraught after the animal shelter in Baton Rouge euthanized his 18-year-old Calhoun Collie mix Friday. Bowwow ran away last week and was picked-up by animal control agents on a street away from home. Patrick Morris said he spent the last seven days looking for him,... more »
  • Changes being made at animal shelter Play Video

    May 7, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new director is in charge at the troubled East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter. Beth Brewster took over in January when the former director quit after just seven months on the job. Brewster said she's already helped digitize the shelter's adoption process, and worked to reduce... more »
  • EBR shelter director resigns Play Video

    December 5, 2012 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter is looking for a new director after Kim Sherlaw resigned Tuesday. Sherlaw left as director of Companion Animal Alliance after seven months, replacing other short-term directors who quit. CAA Interim Director and current President of Friends of the Animals... more »
  • Animal shelter director out

    December 4, 2012 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The director of the animal shelter is out of a job. WBRZ News 2 confirmed Kimberly Sherlaw is no longer with the shelter. The shelter has been in the midst of controversy over how it is operated. Numerous complaints have been filed against the organization in... more »
  • Metro Council reviews animal shelter report Play Video

    November 14, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Leaders of a non-profit running the animal shelter told Metro Council there's nothing awry at the facility. City leaders asked Companion Animal Alliance to talk about issues others have reported about the shelter. Allegations include neglect and mistreatment of animals and bad management. A report by... 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 »
  • Allegation of abuse at animal shelter Play Video

    October 30, 2012 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An investigation by Animal Control alleges the Companion Animal Alliance, who runs the parish's animal shelter, committed some form of animal cruelty while caring for sick and injured dogs & cats. The allegations come from employees of the shelter who say at least two dogs weren't euthanized... more »
  • Animal shelter director faces allegations from former employees check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 14, 2012 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new director at the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter is defending herself against a host of allegations from some former and current employees. They claim Kimberly Sherlaw is allowing the animals to living in squalor and even worse at the Companion Animal Alliance facility. "Please... 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 »
  • New CAA director estimates "no-kill" goal at three years

    April 30, 2012 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The new director of the Companion Animal Alliance animal shelter in Baton Rouge says she's aiming to obtain a "no-kill" status in three years. Kimberly Sherlaw says increasing the number of adopted animals is always a priority for the non-profit, but Sherlaw says keeping order and taking... 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 »
  • CAA mistakenly euthanizes family pet Play Video

    January 13, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Anna Boone and her three kids are angry and hurt after their family dog was euthanized Thursday, one day before a judge was scheduled to decide if it could go back home to its family. Animal control officers picked up "Tigger" after a report he killed... more »
  • Dilapidated cages blamed in shelter dog death Play Video

    January 2, 2012 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pit bull that got out of its cage killed another dog at the East Baton Rouge Parish animal shelter today, and volunteers there are worried more animals are in danger. Susan Aronson was at the shelter when a worker discovered the dead dog. She says... more »
  • New beds for dogs and cats in BR Shelter Play Video

    December 21, 2011 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost a hundred dogs and cats in Baton Rouge can sleep comfortably thanks to donations from the community. Companion animal alliance collected more than $5000 to buy beds for animals there. One woman raised a lot of that money on her own. Sherry Gautreau raised $4,400... 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 »
  • Animals on euthanization list rescued from shelter

    October 31, 2011 5:18 PM

    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"... more »
  • Last-minute hope for Baton Rouge animals

    October 24, 2011 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen dogs could be euthanized if they are not placed in foster homes or adopted from the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter by tomorrow. Companion Animal Alliance, the organization that took over shelter operations at East Baton Rouge Animal Control and Rescue earlier this year,... more »
  • Operation changes led to shelter leader's resignation

    September 27, 2011 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Companion Animal Alliance says new changes to operations at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Shelter, which includes more euthanasia, is why the executive director quit Tuesday. Christel Slaughter, chairwoman of the organization, says Laura Hinze turned in her resignation the day before she was set... more »
  • Companion Animal Alliance director steps down

    September 27, 2011 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The executive director of the group that took over animal sheltering operations for East Baton Rouge Parish stepped down from her post today. Laura Hinze submitted her resignation to the Companion Animal Alliance board after just two months in the position, according to board chair Christel... more »
  • Shelter hasn't reached "no kill" status just yet

    September 1, 2011 6:30 PM

    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... 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 »

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