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  • Residents moved from River Center to Celtic Studios still in need of homes Play Video

    September 19, 2016 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – It has been a week since displaced residents were moved from the now closed shelter at the River Center to Celtic Studios off of Airline Highway. However, residents are still trying to get back on their feet. Inside Celtic's Stage 5 studio case workers are still... more »
  • Shelter at Lamar Dixon Expo Center closes

    September 16, 2016 4:31 PM

    ASCENSION – Ascension Homeland Security has closed its shelter for flood victims at the Lamar Dixon Center as of Friday morning. The shelter transitioned from being operated by the Red Cross to the parish homeland security office on Monday, Sept. 12. Parish employees met with families to locate them... more »
  • Red Cross to transition residents out of River Center shelter on Thursday

    September 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Red Cross shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is set to transition displaced residents out of its location on Thursday. According to Red Cross officials, the shelter will begin transitioning displaced residents throughout the week to permanent or temporary housing until Thursday. The residents... more »
  • Lamar Dixon shelter reopens after parish steps in Play Video

    September 12, 2016 11:24 PM

    GONZALES - People staying at the Lamar Dixon Center shelter following the flood were told they would have to be out by this evening by 4 o'clock. The Red Cross in charge of the shelter told the several dozen still there that it was time to pack their stuff... more »
  • Lamar Dixon, River Center shelters to close next week

    September 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GONZALES – A spokesperson for the Red Cross confirmed that both the Baton Rouge River Center and Lamar Dixon Expo Center shelters will be closed next week. A spokesperson for the Red Cross said the Lamar Dixon shelter will close Tuesday, Sept. 13 and the River Center shelter will... more »
  • Nearly 850 still living at Baton Rouge River Center Play Video

    August 30, 2016 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Almost two weeks after catastrophic flooding swamped many communities in our area, hundreds are still living in shelters. The Red Cross operates the shelter and said the number of people who are staying there is decreasing each day. The Red Cross estimates it could be another three weeks... more »
  • Around 850 residents remain in River Center shelter

    August 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross reports about 850 people are still staying at the Baton Rouge River Center after it was converted into a shelter for residents displaced by this month's floods. The aid organization says thousands of volunteers have come from across the nation to the... more »
  • Alabama horse sanctuary to shelter horses caught in flood

    August 30, 2016 9:39 AM

    DOTHAN - A horse sanctuary in Alabama is looking to come to the aid of a pair of horses that were stranded by recent historic flooding in south Louisiana. Lori Dawkins of the Wiregrass Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Dothan says the horses will be brought to the Alabama... more »
  • La moves 79 pets from mobile shelter to prison shelter Play Video

    August 28, 2016 11:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana says that 79 cats and dogs currently at a mobile shelter outside a Baton Rouge arena are being moved to a kennel designed as a disaster pet shelter in a state prison. The Department of Agriculture and Forestry says in a news release that the state... more »
  • Officials respond to Red Cross shelter complaints Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – People have been taking to social media, upset about how their donations for flood victims have been handled. They claim that the American Red Cross is tossing out the food and clothing they have been given. The Red Cross says that they are in the business... more »
  • Shelter at Celtic Studios in need of items for evacuees

    August 17, 2016 8:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has received a donation request for several items for the flood evacuees at the Celtic Media Centre shelter. Officials ask that the items are dropped off to Celtic Media Centre directly at 10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge, LA... more »
  • Have horse experience? Volunteers needed at Lamar Dixon shelter

    August 17, 2016 4:12 PM

    GONZALES - Volunteers are needed at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales where many residents of Ascension Parish have brought their animals along after flooding displaced them from their homes. The expo center made emergency stalls available for horses that were displaced during the storm, and extra volunteers... more »
  • River Center shelter causing downtown detours

    August 17, 2016 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials are advising motorists about road closures and detours in the downtown area as the Baton Rouge River Center continues to operate as a shelter for families displaced by recent flooding. River Road in front of the River Center is currently closed. Westbound Government Street... more »
  • Medical volunteers still needed at Celtic Media shelter

    August 16, 2016 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical volunteers are still wanted at the Celtic Media Centre shelter off Airline Highway Tuesday. The soundstage and production facility was converted into a shelter over the weekend as historic flooding thrust many residents of the area out of their homes. By the time Sunday evening... more »
  • Animal rescue is underway, but help is needed

    August 15, 2016 3:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana State Animal Response Team and Louisiana SPCA are rescuing animals in flooded areas in Baton Rouge and Hammond. Both agencies are in need of supplies to take care of the animals as more come into the shelters. There are three drop-off locations in the... more »
  • Displaced residents arriving at Baker shelter

    August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - Dozens of people are staying at a Red Cross shelter in Baker after they had to be rescued or helped from the Louisiana floods. John Mitchell said he swam to safety with his pit bull. Police officers in a boat picked up his girlfriend, her young daughter... more »
  • For those in storm shelters, future still uncertain Play Video

    March 15, 2016 7:34 PM

    TICKFAW - The Eagle Heights Community Church has been home for about 80 flood victims since Saturday. For four days, the people who have been staying here have been getting help from church members and Red Cross volunteers. The church gym has been transformed into a shelter with cots... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Old Livingston Parish school gym set to become storm shelter Play Video

    February 15, 2016 4:57 PM

    WATSON - The gymnasium at the old Live Oak High School campus in the Watson area will be renovated and upgraded into a Red Cross worthy storm shelter. The work, with an estimated cost of $1.9 million, will be funded 75 percent by FEMA with the rest coming from the... more »
  • Renovations nearly finished at Walker animal shelter Play Video

    February 2, 2016 6:32 PM

    WALKER - The $150,000 overhaul at the Walker Animal Control Shelter is nearly finished. As the work wraps up this week, the transformation is night and day. It's been in the works for the past seven years for Walker Councilwoman Scarlett Major who volunteers at the shelter often. ... more »
  • Salvation Army extends shelter hours

    January 22, 2016 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With harsh winter weather blowing into Baton Rouge over the weekend, the Baton Rouge Salvation Army announced that the shelter on Airline Hwy will have extended hours Friday. Captain Brett Meredith said the shelter located at 7361 Airline Hwy. opened at 4 p.m. and residents... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul expecting to help more homeless this year

    November 18, 2015 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul is expecting to have to help a larger number of people this year as the weather gets cooler. "When those cold nights take off in the coming weeks, I really think our numbers are going to surpass what we served last year. And... more »
  • State unveils mobile pet shelter Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:42 PM

    GONZALES - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry unveiled its new mobile pet shelter. It's a trailer that's designed to drive around picking up animals who need to evacuate in the event of a disaster. "We can go on-site where there is an emergency. And this is... more »
  • 3 dogs dead of unknown causes at Ascension shelter

    July 14, 2015 7:53 PM

    SORRENTO - Questions are being raised as to what caused three dogs that died over the weekend at the Ascension Animal Control and Shelter. The shelter said if found a 7-week-old puppy and 2 dogs over the age of 5 dead Monday morning. The shelter manager Michael Leblanc said... 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 »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

    April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Late Monday, the Red Cross announced it was opening a shelter for people who were without power in East Baton Rouge following Monday's severe storms. The shelter was set to open at 11:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road. Food was also... 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 »
  • Shelters expand hours ahead of freezing temps Play Video

    January 6, 2015 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bitter cold temperatures are on the way and for many that means making sure pipes, plants and pets are protected. But, for others it's a danger of life on the streets. News Two's Alexa Vogue spoke with community leaders, who say they're doing everything they can... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul assisting women, children Play Video

    December 22, 2014 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Woman and Children Center at St. Vincent de Paul is a full house this holiday season. The shelter often doesn't have the space necessary to help everyone in need. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited the the center this morning on 2une In to learn more... more »
  • Two years later, Jade keeps helping animals 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 »
  • Dozens take refuge from quake aftershocks

    November 24, 2014 2:01 AM

    TOKYO, Japan - Dozens of villagers are staying in shelters as aftershocks rattle a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes. The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than... more »
  • Tropical Storm Dolly moves ashore in Mexico

    September 3, 2014 1:43 AM

    MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Tropical Storm Dolly is moving ashore, soaking Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities had suspended school classes and readied shelters. The U.S. Hurricane Center says Dolly is located about 25 miles south-southeast of Tampico late Tuesday. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph. and it... more »
  • Shelter opening for apartment fire victims Play Video

    July 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross announced plans to open a shelter Wednesday evening for people put out of their homes by a large apartment fire in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said the Red Cross would open a shelter at the BREC Park at 4100 North Street starting... more »
  • Red Cross closes shelter in Gonzales

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    GONZALES - The American Red Cross shelter that opened on Wednesday night after area flooding at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym is now closed. A Red Cross spokesperson said the shelter was opened for residents who were forced from their homes after Wednesday's downpours, but closed the shelter... more »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    GONZALES- The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym for people who have been displaced by flooding from Wednesday's storms. The shelter opened at 8:30 Wednesday evening. "Our volunteers stand ready to provide the residents with food, a warm and dry place to... more »
  • It's kitten season for Project Purr Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It is officially kitten season for Project Purr. Heidi Batdorf and Jamie Leblanc visited 2une In Monday with some furry friends to tell you how you can adopt. They say more and more litters are showing up at shelters and they need your help to find... more »
  • Fire destroys apartments, residents spend freezing night at shelter Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people will be staying at a shelter Wednesday night and into Thursday after a massive fire ate most of their building. It took firefighters hours to battle the blaze. The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in... more »
  • Homeless seek shelter, shelters full

    January 6, 2014 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Monday's winter blast, there are a few extra people seeking shelter at St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteers say once the temperatures drop below 40, they see an influx of people. Monday, the shelter is housing about 70 people, that's 40 above normal. "We've got... more »
  • Abused women find strength together Play Video

    October 10, 2013 4:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two abused women told News 2 they found an unbreakable friendship in one another. Both beaten and in need of a safe haven, Janet Slavik and Cynthia Holmes found hope at the Women Outreaching Women center in Livingston Parish. "It's very hard but if they've... more »
  • Money issues continue for Livingston animal facility Play Video

    September 26, 2013 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A facility to house dangerous dogs in Livingston Parish has become what parish leaders call a "doggie hotel." "I tell everybody we don't have a shelter," said facility director Sam Digiralamo. "We have a shelter - a hotel - it's turned into a hotel." Digiralamo... 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 »
  • Funding largest obstacle for Livingston animal shelter

    August 26, 2013 10:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Animal rights activists, pushing for a parish-wide animal shelter here, are asking for help funding the project. "All we have to do is get the parish people on board," SPCA director Terri Dunlap said. "They have to give a little money," she added. Experts predict setting... 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 »
  • Girl Scouts lend Livingston Animal Shelter a helping hand Play Video

    July 28, 2013 10:27 AM

    LIVINSTON- Jaden House and the rest of these girl scouts picked up some tools and got to work. "A dog got dropped off at our house.. So we thought why not help the animal shelter," says House. The tropp is helping by building a shade at the Livingston... more »
  • Stray dog debates spark in Livingston Play Video

    July 22, 2013 4:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON - While Livingston Parish officials seek ways to fund a parish-wide animal control center, the Humane Society feels the parish should do a better job with stray dogs. Right now the Livingston Parish Animal Shelter can only take in stray dogs from the town of Livingston. But there's... more »
  • Funding needed for parish shelter and animal population control Play Video

    April 11, 2013 10:16 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish residents and leaders agree the stray-animal population is out-of-control and changes to their shelter are needed. "Just in my district, I've seen thousands of stray animals just walking door to door," parish councilman Chance Parent said. "We're terrified every morning," resident Donna Herbert said.... more »
  • Questions raised after dog bites two kids, returned to owners Play Video

    March 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A dog that's bitten two kids in Livingston Parish was released back to its owner and parents are outraged. In January, the neighbor's Weimaraner bit Michael and Tammy Gardner's eight-year-old son, Kaden. "After it bit me, I closed my eyes and I didn't see the dog,"... 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 »
  • Women's shelters hard-hit by state budget cuts Play Video

    January 4, 2013 6:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Last week Governor Jindal cut the Department of Children and Family Services by more than 20 percent. Now those cuts are trickling down to domestic violence shelters. "I felt like I had been kicked. It's such a devastating feeling," said Audrey Wascome, the interim director for... more »

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