Companion Animal Alliance operates the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter, where dogs and cats are available for adoption. CAA and other animal welfare nonprofits also hold adoptions nearer to you. The schedule is at this link.
Adoption terms: All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped for easy identification, and checked for heartworms or feline leukemia. Adopt a kitten and get a 3-year-old cat for free. Seniors over 60 can adopt a senior cat (at least 8 years old) for half price.
Basic Adoption Fees: Dogs over 40 pounds - $80; Dogs under 40 pounds - $100; cats - $70; kittens - $90. There are frequent promotions.
To see pets, visit PetFinder.com
Shelter Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday - Friday, Noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Note that people wanting to adopt should be at the shelter 30 minutes before closing. This is due to the time it takes to adopt a cat or dog.)
Last customer appointments for the viewing of adoptable animals will end 15 minutes before shelter closing.
For those with a busy work schedule, CAA encourages you to visit on the weekend and take advantage of later hours on Thursday .
CAA Shelter Contact Information:
Location: 2680 Progress Road (near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport)
The shelter is closed on Thanksgiving,Christmas and New Year's days.
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