Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter urges people to ‘save a life’ and adopt

NEW ROADS, La. (BRPROUD) — Throughout the month, we’ve been trying to help local rescuers clean up their shelters.

One way to see a tail wag at top speed is to connect furry friends and people.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Shelter is gearing up for next weekend’s Clear the Shelters event.

“Our hope that our community will come to help us is at an all-time high right now,” said Stacey McKnight, director of the Pointe Coupee animal shelter.

She said her mission was to find a home for every animal.

“My goal is to see our animals leave and go to quality homes and get that family they’ve been waiting for forever,” she said.

McKnight said his team is preparing his animals to travel to Baton Rouge next week for our Clear the Shelters event at Companion Animal Alliance on Saturday, August 27.

“We removed selected animals to have them examined and prepared. We make sure we have enough paperwork in order and we make sure we have enough volunteers in order,” she said. “It’s a little crazy, but we’re super excited to be a part of it.”

The shelter says it looks forward to seeing you at the event, but there are a few things to keep in mind when adopting lovely pets like Charmaine.

“Be aware of all pets and all of their needs. I think it’s really important for that potential adopter to really communicate with the shelter and see what the animal is like there,” she said.

As a small rescue, they say their biggest goal is visibility.

“Our biggest goal is for people to realize where we are. Our building doesn’t really stand out, you know, we don’t have that big curb appeal. We’re not, you know, downtown. So we rely on everyone to find us and help us be located,” she said.

McKnight said it’s one of their busiest times of the year and they want you to be part of the solution.

“You invest in a pet that takes up space in a shelter, and you create relief for that shelter. Adoption really is the only way to save a life,” she said.

The Pointe Coupee shelter says it accepts donations of lightly used blankets or chew toys. Click here to help.

Here’s how to participate in Clear The Shelters.

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