The newly-formed Baton Rouge Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana will host a June meeting at Tipitina’s Music Co-Op, 2600 Government St., June 23 at 6 p.m.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

The group hopes to start progressive programs that will assist animals in need in the East Baton Rouge Parish area, according to a news release. Some members plan to become humane investigators that will respond to calls forwarded to them by the public. Some members will help promote humane education, while other chapter members hope to push for the passage of legislation that would be favorable to animals.

“I am delighted that so many animal lovers and advocates attended our first meeting or expressed an interest in attending future meetings. I am looking forward to working with our members in developing new programs that can assist all animals in our parish,” Kendra Julian-Baker, the newly installed president of the chapter, said in the release.

For more information, call (225) 366-STOP.