CCA Exec. Dir. resigns one day before having to appear at Metro Council
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Executive Director of the Companion Animal Alliance (CAA) has resigned. As of today, Laura Hinze is no longer in the top position, and she will not appear at the Metro Council tomorrow to present the findings of an investigation at the shelter.
The organization has come under fire since taking over operations of the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Shelter. A study showed severe overcrowding of animals at the shelter. A spokesperson says interim management is in place until a new director is found.
CAA will be back before the Baton Rouge Metro Council tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 29. The Metro Council required the CAA to address a series of problems that included overcrowding, and conditions that were not considered safe or healthy. They were charged with presenting answers and real solutions to the issues. Many of the practical solutions have already been put in place. The most controversial being the emergency euthanasia of healthy animals due to overcrowding.
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