BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) ––– After recently moving more than 100 dogs, Companion Animal Alliance say they need to keep the momentum going, or the shelter will likely be full again by the end of the week.

The shelter posted on their social media asking the community to come together to help them move 250 dogs by the end of the week. BrProud’s Zach Labbe sat down with the Director of Grants and Communication for Companion Animal Alliance, Emily Lemoine, for an update. “We only got 150 animals out of the shelter. So we were shy of our goal by a good bit, but it still made a lot of good progress here. We’re just hoping that people will continue to provide that support,” said Lemoine.

Companion Animal Alliance also said in a social media post that overcrowding strains the other services they offer to the public. “Our shelter works tirelessly to provide as many programs, goods, and services that we can for our public. Programs like Pets for Life, an outreach program dedicated to providing aid to pet owners in underserved communities, and our Pet Food Pantry, which provides free food to pet owners, will NOT be there to help if we cannot sustain our basic shelter functions.”

For more information on adopting or fostering, visit the Companion Animal Alliance website here.

You can also join the BrProud team at the Clear the Shelters event on August 27 at Companion Animal Alliance from 10 am––2 pm.