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  • New law provides for more animal shelter oversight

    June 17, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New legislation will require publicly funded animal shelters in the state to register with the animal welfare officials in an effort to identify areas in the state where more animal assistance is needed. The law, which passed with amendments, was brought about because the Humane Society... more »
  • Red Cross opens four additional shelters for residents impacted by flooding

    March 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross opened four additional shelters in Natchitoches, Rapides, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes for those affected by flooding due to the severe weather. Nearly 200 residents spent Tuesday night in 16 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. Since the severe weather has slammed the... more »
  • Red Cross sets up shelter at Bossier Civic Center

    March 10, 2016 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people have taken up shelter at the Bossier Civic Center in northwest Louisiana, where heavy rain has forced evacuations and caused flash flooding for more than a day. The Red Cross set up the shelter for people who left their homes in the Bossier City... more »
  • Red Cross opening shelter, bringing aid in wake of heavy rains

    October 26, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While widespread damage predicted in connection with the severity of Hurricane Patricia has been less than expected, remnants of the system have still placed families in Louisiana and across in the South in need of help. The Red Cross says heavy rains and overflowing waterways have... more »
  • CATS says they're making good on 2-year-old promises Play Video

    December 11, 2014 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System claims they are finally making good on promises made two years ago. Voters approved raising $10 million, hoping for big changes from the cash strapped bus system. They were promised shorter wait times, express lines to the airport and universities, new... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish opens warming shelters

    January 28, 2014 2:47 PM

    TANGIPAHOA- The current winter storm, along with the probability of wide spread power outages, has caused officials in Tangipahoa Parish to open three warming shelters. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, residents can head to the gym at Kentwood High Magnet School, Amite Westside Middle School and Hammond Junior High... more »
  • Domestic violence shelters facing more budget cuts Play Video

    March 26, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Domestic violence shelters across Louisiana are facing their second budget cut in the last few months. The Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services have proposed a cut of $1.4 million to domestic violence services. If approved, shelters would be operating with 40 percent less funding... more »
  • Shelters seeing an increase in people needing help

    January 28, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Area shelters are starting to see an increase in people needing a place to sleep, and have had to turn people away because there is not enough room. "If it wasn't for here, I'd be out on the street," said Lois Ellsworth. For two months, she's... more »
  • Budget cuts hit domestic violence programs

    January 4, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Gov. Bobby Jindal's latest round of budget cuts are falling on shelters that take in battered women and other domestic violence prevention providers. The reductions were made to help close a $166 million midyear budget deficit. The Advocate reports that funding for family violence prevention and intervention... more »

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