About Companion Animal Alliance
At the direction of the Baton Rouge Metro Council, Companion Animal Alliance assumed the management of the Animal Control shelter on August 1, 2011. Since then, CAA has been focused on improving the lives of shelter animals, finding good homes for as many of them as possible, and upgrading shelter operations. Much progress has been made, but we still have a long way to go.
Several important developments have helped steer CAA towards a bright future. In 2013, the organization was chosen by the Target Zero Initiative (TZI) as the third community in the country for technical assistance in reaching our goals. Also in 2013, CAA and LSU signed a memorandum in which LSU will donate land on campus for a new facility. That space will incorporate a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic along with a shelter and an adoption center offering room to care for animals evacuated during hurricanes and other disasters. In 2014, the Metro Council approved an ordinance which will allow CAA to Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) unowned, outdoor cats. This will curtain nuisance behavior, cost much less than the traditional Trap/Kill model, drastically reduce shelter euthanasias, and, over the long run, reduce the outdoor cat population of our parish.
CAA looks forward to becoming a nationally recognized animal shelter of which the Baton Rouge community can be proud.