City-Parish Attorney determines who must fix crumbling cages at CAA

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 9:20pm

The Baton Rouge City-Parish Attorney's office has made a decision in who they say is responsible for correcting problems with cages at an area animal shelter.
Attorney Robert abbott released a statement today finding the Companion Animal Alliance is responsible for fixing the cages.
Abbott says in the contract between the city-parish and CAA, the city only is responsible for the immovable property like the outside walls and the roof.
Debbie Pearson runs CAA. She says that her lawyers are still looking into today's findings but in the end it's all about protecting animals.

"Our objective is just to get it fixed as quickly as possible no matter who is responsible," said Pearson. "money is always tight with the city, tight with us as well. So, if any one wants to step up and be Santa Claus we could sure use it now. "

Pearson says if they are found responsible the group plans to raise money through donations and volunteer work.

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