BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — BRPROUD is still on the prowl for the perfect families for our fur friends.

One local center is working to clear the shelters this month.

“My favorite job of all is just seeing those kitties go to their forever homes,” said Cat Haven Executive Director Holly Carey.

The shelter’s cat choir is singing the same old tune. The cats are ready to be taken home to their perfect mates.

“Every cat has a different personality, just like people. Some are more spunky, more playful, some are more chill and relaxed,” said Cat Have Operations & Marketing Director Diana Nguyen.

Carey said they are nearing their capacity. They currently hold 60 cats.

“Our facility itself will only house 75 cats at a time and we do have several in foster care. So the more kitties that get adopted, the more that we can help in the community,” she explained.


“It definitely slowed down during COVID, but now it’s picking back up because people are able to come in and hang out with them and fall in love with them,” said Nguyen.

You don’t have to play a game of cat and mouse to find these pets. On August 27, these kittens will be whisked away to our Clear the Shelters event at Companion Animal Alliance where families can come out to adopt.

“It’s going to be a fun time. There’s gonna be bouncy houses and food and snacks and animals everywhere. And our cats where I think we’re going to be indoors,” said Nguyen.

“I am very excited about Clear the Shelters. I want to help these kittens get homes,” said Carey.

Besides adoptions, they’re also in need of donations. It costs $700 a day to keep the shelter running.

“So we need as many donations to come in as possible this week to take care of our kitties here at Cat Haven,” Carey explained.

Cat Haven said they are also looking for more volunteers and foster families. Click here to help.