Animal shelter at critical capacity, now euthanizing to help 'desperate situation'
BATON ROUGE - A shelter just off LSU's campus is at such critical capacity, it has made the "extremely difficult decision" to start euthanizing for space.
WBRZ has previously reported on the dire situation Companion Animal Alliance—and other shelters across the Baton Rouge area—where volunteers have seen a wave of pets being surrendered in wake of the pandemic.
“Right now unfortunately we’re in a place where we’re euthanizing dogs that are a little bit skinny, a little bit sick, maybe just dogs that are heart worm positive or have more anxiety than others. It’s not fun right now for anyone," said Emily Lemoine, director of communications at CAA.
Read the full statement from Companion Animal Alliance here:
"East Baton Rouge Parish has a population of almost 450,000 people. Companion Animal Alliance has a staff of 53 people. Our staff cannot continue to effectively serve its community with the amount of animals being taken into our care on a daily basis. We need our community to help us take care of these animals.
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