Don’t Let These Lonely Hearts Spend Valentine’s Day Alone

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) –– No one should have to spend Valentine’s Day alone, so Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge offers a solution for all those Lonely Hearts with its Treat Gram campaign and annual adoption special. 

Emily Jackson, the Philanthropy Director of CAA, says, “This year, we are doing 50% off adoptions through Valentine’s day, and that is to promote getting our lonely hearts especially adopted.”

The Lonely Hearts of CAA are the pets that have been at the shelter the longest. “It could just be that they are overlooked. Oftentimes they are black and color, which is, unfortunately, a stigma,” says Jackson.

One Lonely Heart at CAA is Aubrey. She is about 4-years-old, loves being outside and staying active, and is great with kids. Aubrey has been at the shelter since October 2020 but has a lot of love to give. 

Jackson says with the pandemic and more people working from home, “you’re able to spend more time with them, get them acclimated to being in your home and out of the shelter. People are spending more time outdoors –– which is great for your pet –– and then you add in Valentine’s day and now you’ve got a new special friend to celebrate with.”

If you are not able to adopt this Valentine’s Day, you can send a Treat Gram. CAA is pairing donations of $5 or more with a Valentine and a treat for a pet in their care. Donations can be made HERE and directly benefit CAA’s Sick and Injured Animal Fund.

Jackson says walk-ins are welcome, but you can make an appointment on the CAA website if you want, but it is not required. 

For more information on the shelters and adoptions, visit


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