Companion Animal Alliance urges locals to adopt amid pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- While the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the globe, local shelter Companion Animal Alliance says some of their animals have benefitted.

Companion Animal Alliance has seen a positive trend in pet adoption since the start of the pandemic.

“Within 24 hours of the Governors stay-at-home order, we were able to get out 130 pets into induvial foster homes,” Emily Jackson, Companion Animal Alliance Philanthropy Director said.

Jackson says the shelter is grateful to see empty shelter space for new animals in need of care.

According to Companion Animal Alliance, during a pandemic pet owners can face financial insecurities leading them to give up their furry loved one to a shelter. The shelter has since opened a pet food pantry for owners struggling to meet the needs for their animal.

Aside from the pandemic 2020 brought two devastating hurricanes to the state of Louisiana, also impacting these animals.

“We are still working with Hurricane Laura evacuees in Baton Rouge,” Jackson said. “Providing much needed food and pet supplies.”

Jackson wants owners to understand their number one priority is to keep pets at home with their families.

They want the public to know the shelter can provide resources for help owners keep their pets.

More information on Companion Animal Alliance can be found here.

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