WBR Animal Shelter to be featured on nationwide fundraising tour for animal shelters

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Volunteer Elizabeth Fudge hugged an adoptable pitbull named Sweet Potato.
(The West Side Journal)

(The West Side Journal) – Jordan’s Way, a non-profit raising money for animal shelters, selected the West Baton Rouge Parish Shelter as a stop in their nationwide shelter tour.

Founder Kris Rotonda will live stream from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 from the shelter while completing viral challenges and showcasing pets up for adoption.

Jordan’s Way and Rotonda went viral last year after Rotonda slept in an animal shelter for 72 hours to see what it was like. Rotonda and the organization’s newfound popularity inspired a nationwide awareness and fundraising tour, with Rotonda visiting at least three shelters in all 50 states.

“The number one problem with shelters is exposure when it comes to the animals,” Rotonda said. “Most shelters are so overpopulated that they don’t have the bandwidth to promote every animal online.”

The campaign has successfully raised over $100,000 and facilitated over 600 adoptions from shelters around the country so far. Louisiana is Rotonda’s 8th stop in the tour. His stops in the state so far have been at the North Shore Humane Society and the West Feliciana Humane Society.

Supporters are asked to tune in online at either the Facebook pages for Jordan’s Way or the Rescue Me Animal Welfare Society rather than in person due to COVID precautions.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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