2014 is turning out to be a busy year. We are so full that we have a waiting list for dogs, cats, and rabbits. So far in 2014 Acadiana Humane Society has taken in 39 animals (rabbits, dogs, cats, kittens, hamsters & a parakeet) and we have adopted out 38 pets so far this year. Our foster homes are all full to capacity, and our waiting list and vet emergencies keep growing. Our vet bills are constantly growing, even though we pay what we can on them each time we go to our vets. We are very grateful to our fosters, volunteers, supporters, and donors! Without everyone’s help, we could not do what we do. Many thanks to a special donor for paying off our Spay Nation vet bill directly! To those of you that would like to donate directly to our vets, I will list the vets we currently owe money to and you are welcome to call in a donation in any amount to them. Just be sure to tell them to apply the payment towards Acadiana Humane Society’s vet bill.
1. Azalea Lakes Veterinary Hospital: (225) 755-3838. This is where we’ve been bringing most of our emergency cases and unique health issues, as well as spays and neuters.
2. Pet Care Animal Hospital in Lafayette for routine care (vaccines, heartworm tests, heartworm prevention, and some illnesses). Their number is 337-988-1100.
3. Town & Country Vet Clinic in Lafayette has helped with several emergencies, as well as some routine care of rescues. They tried to help save Garth the Teacup Chihuahua when he had his heart attack, and his vet bills for his emergency care are still not completely paid off yet. Their number is 337-984-3889.
No matter which vet you call, please ask them to apply any credit card payments towards Acadiana Humane Society’s vet bills. You can also make an online donation via Paypal to email@example.com or use the Paypal donation button on our website. Checks and money orders can also be mailed to us at Acadiana Humane Society, P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584-0536. Thank you!
Another way you can help Acadiana Humane Society is by donating items to help our homeless rescue animals. Stein Mart in Lafayette is holding a donation drive April 21st through April 27th for Acadiana Humane Society called “Shopping for Paws.” Any pet items, towels, and blankets purchased in their store can be donated and you will receive a 20% discount coupon! The items will then be donated to Acadiana Humane Society. There will also be a big “Pet Palooza” on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 4pm. You can check out and join the Facebook event page to find out more. Look for us on Saturday under the big white & purple Rally to Rescue tent with our adoptable pets and fundraiser items. We will have Rally to Rescue & Acadiana Humane Society t-shirts available for sale. Three Geeks Studio will also be on hand with their handcrafted jewelry to help raise money for the animals. Raising Cane’s #053 has generously agreed to donate their famous lemonade and ice tea for Saturday’s event at Stein Mart! So be sure to come on by to support our rescue through your shopping both inside and outside the store, and check out our adoptable pets, and enjoy some Raising Cane’s lemonade or ice tea!
Great Harvest of Acadiana is helping to support Acadiana Humane Society by donating $1.00 from the sale of every Honey Bunny now through Easter! Great Harvest of Acadiana is located at 854 Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette. You can call & order your honey bunny bread at (337) 236-8966 to be sure they don’t run out before you can purchase yours.
Did you know that bunny rabbits are the pet that is surrendered the most in the Spring and Summer months? Why is this you might ask? Because many well meaning adults think that giving a child a cute and adorable baby bunny at Easter time is a good idea. But, they don’t research rabbits to learn that they don’t stay small, and they are a ten year or more commitment just like a cat or dog. Rabbits require fresh food & water daily, a safe indoor environment to live in, and enjoy love and attention just like cats & dogs do. After the cuteness of the baby bunny wears off, and the reality of the responsibility involved in owning a rabbit sets in, many people decide to surrender their rabbit to animal control, a rescue, or even worse: set it free outside. A domestic pet rabbit can not survive on it’s own in the wild, and it is illegal to abandon any animal. If you really want a pet rabbit this holiday season, please research first, and then consider adopting a rabbit from animal rescues such as Acadiana Humane Society or Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue. Rabbits adopted from either of our rescues are already spayed or neutered, and have an ear tattoo. Our rabbit adoption fee is $50.00.
ACADIANA HUMANE SOCIETY UPCOMING EVENTS:
- Sat., April 5th Petco North (Louisiana Ave.) 9AM-2PM
- Sat., April 12th No Adoption Event
- Sat., April 19th Petco South (Settler’s Trace at Ambassador) 9AM-2PM
- Sat., April 26th Stein Mart’s Pet Palooza (5700 Johnston St.) 10AM-4PM
Acadiana Humane Society will be walking in the Krewe des Chiens dog parade on Saturday, February 22nd! The parade starts rolling at 2pm downtown! We are still looking for volunteers to help Acadiana Humane Society with this parade! We need 4 people to volunteer for the Krewe des Chiens before and during the parade. We also need volunteers to walk with our rescue. If you can walk with us, pull a wagon, throw beads, walk one of our adoptable dogs, carry the banner, or help in other ways, please contact us ASAP by sending a text to 337-371-5477 telling us your name and that you would like to help with the dog parade. We will call or text you back as soon as possible. Check out their website, their Facebook page, or the picture & map below for more information! We are still collecting Mardi Gras beads and non-logo Mardi Gras throws to use. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Mardi Gras beads” to arrange for pick up of beads you wish to donate. There is also a donation box located in the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery for pet supplies, pet food, and beads & throws. Thank you!
It is snowing today in Shreveport, Louisiana. All of Acadiana is under a winter advisory as temperatures are dipping tonight. Sleet, freezing rain, and light snow in some areas are expected. Please be sure to keep all of your pets dry, safe, and warm inside! TV3 is updating this one list with all the school, government offices, & road closures through the night. http://tinyurl.com/pxdavbz Here’s the latest KATC RPM SnowCast (21z run) for Acadiana with Rob Perillo’s forecast thinking & projections for the wintry weather overnight through tomorrow morning. Click here to see: http://www.katc.com/news/winter-weather-on-the-way-accumulation-projections/
Petco South: 605 Settlers Trace Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana
Petco South Lafayette; Store Phone# 337-406-1791
Acadiana Humane Society will be at Petco South for a Jewelry Fundraiser & Adoption Event:
Sat. Jan. 17th 9AM-4PM!
Look for our white & purple Rally to Rescue tent in front of Petco South! Please watch our website, Twitter account, and/or our Facebook page for current dates, times, and locations of our regular Saturday adoption events.
URGENT! We are out of clumping cat litter and Purina Kitten Chow! We will be accepting donations pet food & supplies at our tent at the adoption event. If you would like to help, please stop by and make a donation! Thank you!
We are currently collecting Mardi Gras beads and non-logo Mardi Gras throws to throw in the dog parade. Contact email@example.com using the subject line “Mardi Gras beads” to arrange for pick up of beads you wish to donate. There is also a donation box located in the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery for pet supplies, pet food, and beads & throws. Thank you!