There are plenty of organizations in greater Baton Rouge to help lonely kitties, pups and even reptiles find forever homes. Here are a few rescues and organizations helping the charge.
And for an expanded list of rescues in Baton Rouge, check out this story from the 225 archives.
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No-kill cat shelter adopting cats as indoor pets only
Companion Animal Alliance
East Baton Rouge Parish’s open intake, no-kill animal shelter
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS)
Animal rescue nonprofit founded in 1979
Ascension Parish’s open intake shelter
A 100% foster-based rescue organization in the Baton Rouge and Ponchatoula areas
Feliciana Animal Welfare Society
A rescue serving the St. Francisville area
Dog People of Livingston Parish
Animal welfare organization facilitating adoptions, fosters and pet services in Denham Springs
Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge
A dog rescue with an adoption house on Highland Road
Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue (MHRR)
A rescue for abandoned rabbits and guinea pigs in the region
Volunteer-run cat rescue in Gonzales that hosts regular adoptions
Scales and Tails Reptiles Rescue
Husband-and wife-run rescue for small reptiles, including snakes, leopard geckos and bearded dragons
This article was originally published in the November 2023 issue of 225 magazine.