Kleinpeter Farms Dairy and Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge announced Thursday a new fund drive and paid advertising campaign to help increase pet adoption and fostering as well as decrease euthanasia rates at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center, according to a news release.
The advertising campaign will urge people to donate to Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge, the nonprofit volunteer organization that helps provide support to the Companion Animal Alliance and the shelter.
For a $100 donation, donors can get on a list to have a Kleinpeter calf named after them. Approximately 800 calves are born at the dairy farm each year. For $50, donors can purchase a brick at the CAA-run facility and for $25, donors can get a special edition Kleinpeter Moo Crew T-shirt.
Paula Schoen, president of Friends of the Animals, said her group has substantial financial needs to support services. The services include medical expenses beyond the scope of services provided at the shelter, such as X rays and orthopedic surgeries, spaying and neutering for animals adopted through the shelter and special safety-rated puppy grates for kennels, among others.
Schoen said the fund drive, which was conceived by Jeff Kleinpeter and his daughter Taylor, comes at a perfect time.
“It’s not only a vital financial boost; it’s a morale boost for our organization and the 400-plus volunteers who help FOTA and CAA. We believe it will make a big difference in the lives of thousands of animals who need the help,” Schoen said in the release.
Donations can be made by going to http://www.kleinpeterdairy.com or http://www.friendsoftheanimalsbr.org.