Public Affairs

Help animals without adopting

By Kaitlyn Loyacano

Overcrowding of animals in shelters and not enough people willing to adopt are major problems in Baton Rouge. Those problems lead to euthanization in shelters.

One-way to combat overcrowding and to take care of animals without adopting is a program called fostering.

It allows people to adopt animals for certain amounts of time. That time can be anywhere from one weekend to a couple of months.

Foster and Volunteer Coordinator Lily Yap said fostering increases the number of dogs they can have in their shelter. She said the more fosters, the more animals they can have all together.

For more information about fostering or adopting animals check out Companion Animal Alliance’s website


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