Sue Rabeaux on March 26th, 2015

The weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the litters are being born. Even the stray parakeet we took in is laying eggs. If your pets are not spayed or neutered, now is an excellent time to get it done so that your pets do not add to the unwanted litters being born in Acadiana. Hundreds of animals die in government run animal control facilities every day because there just are not enough homes, and not enough animal rescues, to house them all. Acadiana Humane Society is a no-kill animal rescue. Once an animal is in our care, he or she is safe. Our animals are cared for as long as it takes until an adoptive home can be found for them. While this is wonderful news for the animals already in our care, it means there are many more out there that we don’t have room for and can not save. Please spay and neuter and do your part to help become a part of the solution to unwanted pets. If you live in or near Lafayette, Louisiana, we recommend you check out Spay Nation Lafayette to get your cat or dog spayed or neutered. Spay Nation Lafayette is offering a special, by appointment only, feral cat package during the month of April. Check out their website for more information on their feral cat program. If you live in or near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we recommend Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic. There are many other vets and spay/neuter programs in Acadiana that you can use as well. 

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Spring time is the time of the year for Easter baskets and bunny rabbits. But, is a bunny rabbit right for you and your family? In our opinion, Easter is not necessarily the best time to get a bunny, especially if you haven’t done your research first. Did you know that indoor rabbits that are properly cared for can live for ten or more years? Did you know that 95% of “Easter bunnies” don’t make it to their first birthday, or are surrendered to animal control, or are dumped outside to fend for themselves? A domestic rabbit can not survive on it’s own in the wild. It is also illegal to dump any domestic animal outside to fend for itself. If you are considering a rabbit as a pet, please do your research so you know what your responsibilities will be to properly care for him or her. If you can’t handle or afford all that proper care includes, then please do the responsible thing and get a chocolate rabbit or a plush bunny, or a honey bunny for your Easter basket instead. If you do choose to get a rabbit, please consider adopting a spayed or neutered rabbit from Acadiana Humane Society, or Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue, or another shelter near you.

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The honey bunnies are here! That’s right Great Harvest of Acadiana is doing it again! For every honey bunny purchased they will donate $1 to Acadiana Humane Society! They have two different sizes available this Spring! 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.

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Sue Rabeaux on March 13th, 2015

St Patricks Adoption Event

Saturday, March 14, 2015 help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by “bringing in the green” to Acadiana Humane Society‘s donation jar at our adoption event table at Petco South Lafayette! We will be at the Petco on Settler’s Trace Blvd from 11am to 2pm. Meet some of our adoptable cats and dogs. Look for the table inside the store with the Acadiana Humane Society banner. We are also accepting donations of any Purina cat or dog food, rabbit food, cat litter, and other pet supplies at our adoption table and in the donation bin in the lobby of Petco South. We will also have fundraiser items available to help us raise money to pay down our vet bills. We will also have shamrock coloring pages available for any donation. Petco South is located at 605 Settler’s Trace Blvd. in Lafayette. Please stop by and visit!

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Acadiana Humane Society volunteers will be at the following upcoming events:

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Sue Rabeaux on March 8th, 2015

Acadiana Humane Society needs your help. We’ve had rescue animals with several health issues and surgeries recently, and our vet bills are starting to grow where we can’t keep them paid off weekly. We currently have a foster cat being tested and treated for diabetes, as well as some cats with skin and eye issues, and several on antibiotics for illness. We currently owe Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic $284.67 for recent vet care, and we have an appointment later this week for spay/neuters on new intakes, as well as more blood work and treatment for a recently diagnosed diabetic foster cat. We also need to purchase more prescription cat foods for some special needs fosters with urinary or diabetic issues. We also had to take a couple of fosters this past week to Pet Care Animal Hospital for eye issues and illness and have not seen the bill yet. One of the cats will be returning to Pet Care for a recheck on Wednesday. If anyone would like to make payments directly on our vet bills to the vets, you can call Azalea Lakes Vet Clinic at 225-755-3838 or Pet Care Animal Hospital at 337-988-1100 and ask them to apply your credit card payment to the account of Acadiana Humane Society. You can also send a donation to help with our vet bills using the Paypal button on the side of our website. Thank you!

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Sue Rabeaux on February 19th, 2015
Acadiana Humane Society volunteers will be at the following upcoming events:

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Sue Rabeaux on February 13th, 2015

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Valentine’s Day themed pet adoption event and fundraiser from 8am to 2pm at Petco South Lafayette. We will have our Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue tent set up in front of the store with Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser items, and some of our regular fundraiser items as well. Get your last minute gift for your sweetheart and help support our animal rescue. We have adoptable dogs outside at our tent. Inside the store we will also have a table set up with adoptable cats and rabbits. We will be running special Valentine’s Day reduced adoption fees of half off of our regular adoption fees. Please remember that it takes one business day to process applications on our dogs and cats. If you did not fill out an application ahead of time, we will still honor the Valentine’s Day special adoption fee if you get your application in during our event and don’t finalize the adoption until Monday or later.

Three Geeks Studio handcrafted jewelry will be available at this event under our Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue tent in from of Petco South. Get your sweetheart something special and one of a kind, and help support our animal rescue at the same time! https://www.facebook.com/ThreeGeeksStudio 

We will also be hosting a Bake Sale at this event! Stop by and make a donation to Acadiana Humane Society and pick out some home made cookies, brownies, fudge, or other goodies!

FREE goodies (candy, stickers, and temporary tattoos) for the kids while supplies last during our big event!

FREE Dog Treats while supplies last at our Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue tent during the big Valentine’s Day event at Petco South Lafayette!

We will also have some fun things available for kids, and also the young at heart, for a small donation. As well as Rally to Rescue T-shirts from sizes Small to X-Large. The white shirts are a $10.00 donation each. The dark grey and the purple shirts are a $15 donation each. We will also have a few of the blue Acadiana Humane Society shirts available for a$20 donation each. We still have some 2015 McCartney Dog Calendars available for a $1 donation.

We will be having a pet food drive during our event as well for items that we are in need of. You can purchase items in Petco to donate at our tent outside after shopping. Acadiana Humane Society is in need of the following supplies:
  • Pet beds
  • stainless steel non-tipping pet food bowls
  • cat litter
  • Purina cat food
  • dog food
  • cat treats & toys
  • rabbit treats & toys
  • Kaytee or Carefresh small animal paper bedding
  • dog treats (USA only please)
  • medium wire crates
  • small & medium plastic pet carriers
  • paper towels & rags
  • towels & small blankets
  • plastic dog houses
  • Petco gift cards
We are also accepting donations in the form of checks made out to Acadiana Humane Society, cash, or credit/debit card donations at our adoption table. If you can not attend the event, donations can also be made via Paypal using the Paypal button on the side of our website, or by a check or money order mailed to us at Acadiana Humane Society, P. O. Drawer C; Sunset, La. 70584-0536. Thank you!
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Acadiana Humane Society volunteers will be at the following upcoming events:

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