POSTED: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:03pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A challenge has been set to the Baton Rouge community to adopt 100 animals by 8:00 p.m. on Monday June 11.
As part of a nationwide effort to find abandoned and stray animals homes the local Companion Animal Alliance is opening the doors of its shelter, and keeping them open until 8:00 p.m. The shelter has also made a pledge to not euthanize any healthy, adoptable animal on June 11, as part of the Just One Day campaign. The goal is to see 100 animals find a forever home by close on Monday. Executive Director Kim Sherlaw noted that with the huge influx of animals in to the shelter it's important to make sure these pets are finding a good home, and soon.
“On average we see 20 animals come in a day, after the Memorial Day weekend 60 came in, just in a one day period. So right now it's a breeding season for kittens and puppies," Sherlaw said.
The shelter will remain open until 8:00 on Monday in an effort to encourage potential adoptive families to come by and add a pet to their home. Those unable to adopt today can visit the shelter during normal business hours at 2680 Progress Road in Baton Rouge. The shelter is open from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Thursdays.