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  • LP shelters looking for 'good voodoo' for rescue animals check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 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 »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Baker tornado confirmed, shelter opened

    December 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The National Weather Service confirmed that damage in Baker this morning was caused by a tornado. The NWS report said the damage was consistent with an EF 1 tornado. They said it touched down on U. S. Hwy 61, and its damage path ended four miles... more »
  • CAA funding up for debate at Metro Council check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Small evacuation, controlled burn may take place for spill check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 22, 2012 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authories said Hazmat teams may use a controlled burn tonight to clear spilled butane from a closed portion of I-10, which would require a small number of people near the site to be evacuated. At a press conference in the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and... more »
  • CAA: Progress made towards "no kill" goal check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Chemical fire burns overnight, some residents head to hotels for the night check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 21, 2012 10:11 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of Port Allen and Erwinville residents are spending the night in hotels as a chemical fire continues to burn. Monday morning there was an explosion at the Air Liquide plant on Highway 190 near Port Allen. Acetylene gas, used for welding, is burning, and that... more »
  • Livingston Parish animal shelter needs money check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Dilapidated cages blamed in shelter dog death check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • St. Vincent de Paul director talks about successful Christmas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 26, 2011 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Vincent de Paul's executive director couldn't be more pleased with the Baton Rouge homeless shelter's Christmas Day accommodations Sunday and continued to be delighted with the what was presented to him on 2une In Monday morning. Anonymous donors dropped off wrapped Christmas gifts to the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Joplin victims offered existing homes

    May 30, 2011 11:32 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - Some of the people left temporarily homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in housing nearly an hour's drive from town. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press on Monday that its first option for housing the thousands of displaced is to find... more »
  • Palmetto shelter offers space to flood victims

    May 20, 2011 4:54 PM

    PALMETTO- The Church of God Campground opened its doors to people in need of a home shortly after the Morganza Spillway opened. The camp, normally used for retreats, has 8 families now, but can take dozens more. "We're here just to open our doors and allow them to have... more »
  • Shelter for evacuees

    May 20, 2011 4:51 PM

    If you have evacuated from your home due to floods and are in need of a shelter you can contact The Church of God Campground in Palmetto at 337-585-2364 and ask for Janie or Dale or contact Janie directly at 337-207-3253. The shelter can only hold about 75 more... more »
  • Mom sheltering child dies as tornado hits La. town

    March 6, 2011 10:59 AM

    RAYNE, La.- When the tornado hit this Louisiana town, Jalisa Granger was instinctively sheltering her child from the sudden, fierce winds. Pieces of homes shot skyward, debris lodged in treetops and a U.S. Postal Service truck was flipped on its side. When it was over, the 21-year-old mother lay... 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 »
  • Three dogs taken in shelter break-in

    November 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE – Authorities are looking for the people responsible for stealing dogs from the parish animal shelter. According Maj. Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, someone broke into the shelter by breaching the fence early Saturday morning. Higgins said three dogs were taken during the break-in.... more »
  • Future of EBR animal shelter uncertain

    September 29, 2010 7:06 PM

    Money is tight to support a fully operational animal shelter in East Baton Rouge Parish. News 2’s Rachel Frost got answers on what could happen to the shelter and animals. more »
  • Animal shelter under investigation in north LA

    September 6, 2010 12:20 PM

    The Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office says a grand jury will consider allegations that Winnsboro's animal shelter kept dogs in illegal conditions. Prosecutors got a report in July from Louisiana State Police, who were asked to investigate by the sheriff's office because city police run the shelter. The District Attorney's... more »
  • Shelter for abused women reopens

    August 17, 2010 5:27 PM

    Battered women have somewhere to call home in Livingston Parish. Women Outreaching Women, an emergency domestic violence home, closed in January because it ran out of money. Mona Mistric, Women Outreaching Women founder, says it's because of support from the community that the shelter reopened last month. "If... more »
  • YWCA of NW Louisiana disbands

    June 22, 2010 9:29 AM

    The YWCA of Northwest Louisiana no longer exists after its board voted Monday night to dissolve the nonprofit. The group needed $150,000 to keep operating homes for 22 abused women and children. Several others were evicted from homes earlier this month because the Y could not pay their rent. Bail... more »
  • Women's shelter closer to reopening

    June 12, 2010 6:59 PM

    Livingston Parish's only shelter for battered women could be closer to reopening. The shelter, which closed when it ran out of money, has been busy raising the needed $40,000 to reopen. "Without the help from the community and organization we're not going to be able to reopen our shelter,"... more »
  • Shelter recieves check to help re-open

    April 8, 2010 12:16 PM

    The only battered women's shelter in Livingston Parish, received a check for $12,000 this morning. "Women Outreaching Women", had to close earlier this year for lack of funding. They have been holding fundraisers since, in hopes of opening back up the shelter of last resort. WOW still provides... more »
  • Briefing on chemical warehouse fire at shelter

    March 31, 2010 11:33 AM

    A briefing with the latest information for evacuated residents in the vicinity of the chemical warehouse fire in Denham Springs is being held at noon in the shelter set up yesterday. News 2's Luke Margolis is there and will have the latest on what residents need to know and... more »
  • Animal shelter in SE La. to eliminate gas chamber

    March 25, 2010 6:00 AM

    The Humane Society of Louisiana says its investgation has found that claims of cruel conditions at the Terrebonne Parish animal shelter are unfounded. But the society adds, the shelter needs improvements. Humane Society Executive Director Jeff Dorson says one step that is needed is to eliminate the gas chamber used... 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 »
  • Homeless squatters told to leave

    November 5, 2009 6:07 PM

    A group of homeless squatters living under a bridge in Baton Rouge were given one day to clear out Thursday morning. The group feels they aren't bothering anyone and doesn't know why they can't stay under the North Boulevard Overpass near 17th Street. "We're sleeping here under an... more »
  • State gets first emergency animal response unit

    September 18, 2009 5:38 PM

    The Louisiana State Animal Response Team has a new animal emergency response vehicle to keep your pets from being stranded during disasters. The vehicle is the first of it's kind in the state. The heavy duty truck with a 36-foot long trailer will be used in disasters like hurricanes,... more »
  • State gets first emergency animal response unit

    September 18, 2009 1:38 PM

    The Louisiana State Animal Response Team now has an animal emergency response vehicle, the first of it's kind in the state. The heavy duty truck has a 36-foot long trailer and will be used in disasters like hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. LSART plans to use the vehicle as an... more »
  • Hurricane Shelter Update

    August 4, 2009 3:13 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Social Services announced today major improvements have been made for state operated hurricane shelters. There were problems last year for some basic needs at the shelters like bathrooms and showers. Contractors will begin preparing the shelter sites 4 to 5 days before tropical force winds hit... more »

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