Sue Rabeaux on April 24th, 2016

Due to an injury on April 7th, our Director has been and is currently still unavailable to take phone calls while under medical care, and our office is temporarily closed until further notice. She is unable to do any lifting, or bending, and is still in a lot of pain. We are still able to check email at least once a day, so please submit all applications and any questions via email. We are still holding adoptions to pre-approved applicants by appointment. If you do call us and leave a voice mail, your name, reason for call, and phone number will be texted to Louellen, one of our volunteers, and she is making call backs for us. This means that the number that will call you back, will not be the number you called. So please answer calls from a Lafayette number that you do not recognize if you are waiting on a call back from us. However, this can sometimes be a slow process, especially when people do not recognize the number Louellen is calling from, so if you are able to email us and ask your questions that way, you may get a faster response as we can respond to emails at any time of the day.

If you are looking to adopt, some of our adoptable pets can be viewed on our Petfinder page. Our prescreening application is a WORD document which can be downloaded from our website, or you may pick one up at either Petco in Lafayette. The fastest way to get your application processed is to be sure and answer every question, and send in your completed form by attaching the saved or photographed file to us via email at ahspets@gmail.commain foster home and shelter.

In addition to our Director having difficulty being able to get any work done, our Vice President is also dealing with an injury. He was rear ended in a car accident several weeks ago, and is under medical care for whiplash and back pain. This makes it difficult for us to keep up with the day to day care of the animals at our main foster home and shelter, so we have been forced to cut out taking in other animals to lesson the work load here. If you adopted any animal from us and can no longer care for them, then we will make room for returned cats, rabbits, and other small animals. If dogs are being returned, we will do our best to get them back into their original foster homes, but if the foster can’t help then we will do our best to rehome them as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Because we have not had any other volunteers that have been able to take over with our weekend adoption events and fundraisers, we are in need of help with adoption events and donations. If anyone that has adopted or fostered for Acadiana Humane Society before is available to host an adoption event for us at either of the Petco Lafayette locations, please email ahspets@gmail.com and let us know. If anyone else would like to donate to our rescue to help us continue to feed and care for the many rescue animals currently in our care, there is a PayPal button on the side of this webpage. Our mailing address is also located on the upper right hand side of this page if you would like to mail a check or money order, or even gift cards to local pet store, feed stores, or other stores that carry pet food and supplies. We can not continue to do what we do, without your help and support. Thank you!

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This sweet pup is very thin and weak. She was rescued today by a Petco employee who will be fostering her for Acadiana Humane Society. She is giving her lots of TLC, keeping her warm, and trying to get fluids and food in her. So far she has no interest in food. She will be going to our vet tomorrow for examination and will probably get IV fluids. If anyone would like to sponsor Penny to help with her vet bills, please feel free to use the Paypal button on our website. Thank you!

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Sue Rabeaux on March 16th, 2016

Due to health issues, our Director has been and is currently unavailable to take phone calls, and our office is temporarily closed until further notice. We are still able to check email at least once a day, so please submit all applications and any questions via email. We are still holding adoptions to pre-approved applicants by appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you do call us and leave a voice mail, your name, reason for call, and phone number will be texted to Louellen, one of our volunteers, and she is making call backs for us. However, this can sometimes be a slow process, so if you are able to email us and ask your questions that way, you may get a faster response as we can respond to emails at any time of the day. If you are looking to adopt, some of our adoptable pets can be viewed on our Petfinder page. Our prescreening application is a WORD document which can be downloaded from our website, or you may pick one up at Petco in Lafayette. The fastest way to get your application processed is to be sure and answer every question, and send in your completed form by attaching the saved or photographed file to us via email at ahspets@gmail.com

Acadiana Humane Society is currently full and we do not have room for new cats or dogs. If you adopted any animal from us and can no longer care for them, then we will make room for returned cats, rabbits, and other small animals. If dogs are being returned, we will do our best to get them back into their original foster homes, but if the foster can’t help then we will do our best to rehome them as quickly as possible. The only animals that we are currently taking in are returned adopted pets, as well as small exotic animals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, birds, etc.

We are currently out of canned cat food, and very low on cat litter. We have over 100 rescued cats in our care, so we go through a lot of dry cat food, canned cat food, and cat litter. We also have quite a few dogs in our care, as well as several rabbits, and some guinea pigs. Donations of pet food, especially any canned cat food, Purina Pro Plan dry cat food, any cat litter, dry and canned dog food, rabbit pellets, guinea pig food, and pet treats and supplies are always needed. We always have a couple of donation boxes in the lobby of Bridge Storage at 2510 Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette where you can drop off any pet food or pet supply donations whenever they are open. We currently also have the use of the donation bin inside of Petco South which is located at 605 Settler’s Trace Blvd. in Lafayette. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!

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March 31 Day of Giving

Acadiana Humane Society has two programs to help people in Acadiana who are in need of help to be able to keep their pets. We have a program to help pay for spaying or neutering of owned cats and dogs for those that are low income and could not otherwise have them altered. When we have funding available, we will pay the vet bill directly to Spay Nation of Lafayette for cats or dogs to be spayed or neutered and receive a rabies vaccine, on those that have filled out our form and been approved for this program. We will also sometimes help with the cost of TNR of feral or community cats when funds are available. We have a Pet Food Bank which will temporarily provide cat or dog food, and sometimes pet supplies, to those who may have recently lost a job or are currently on a fixed income. When area business’ and individuals or families donate pet food and supplies specifically for this program, then this helps us to help these families in need. On March 31st we are focusing our fundraising goals on replenishing funds for these programs. If you would like to make a donation to help us help others spay or neuter and vaccinate their pets, as well as feed their pets, please consider donating to Acadiana Humane Society on March 31st. We have a Paypal button on the side of this webpage. You can also send us a check or money order, with the words “Day of Giving” on the memo area, to our mailing address at P.O Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584-0536. Please help us help our local community. Thank you!

 

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Sue Rabeaux on February 2nd, 2016

Many of you know that Acadiana Humane Society, with the help of many voters on Facebook, won a 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for our animal rescue through Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. This gas efficient vehicle has enabled our rescue to log over 128,000 miles doing animal rescue since we have had it. As of now, our Highlander sits at the Toyota dealer because it needs repair that includes a brand new hybrid battery. They estimate we will need $6,200.00 when it is ready in about two weeks. If anyone would like to help us be able to pay this bill, so that we can pick up our Highlander and continue to do what we do to help the rescue animals of Acadiana, please feel free to donate what you can. We have a Paypal button here on our website. You can also send us a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisana 70584-0536. Please include a note with your donation if you would like us to use it to repair our Toyota. Thank you!

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The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid can hold quite a few crates of rescue animals for transporting, as well as lots of dog and cat food for hungry animals in need!

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Photo taken on the day Acadiana Humane Society was presented with the Toyota!

Click here to see more photos from January 19, 2012 for the vehicle presentation.

Sue Rabeaux on January 14th, 2016

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Krewe des Chiens Dog Parade: January 30th in Downtown Lafayette!
The dog parade rolls at 2:00 pm. Some of our adoptable dogs will be walking with some of our volunteers in this parade. Then, join us after the parade at Parc Sans Souci for the after pawty! Acadiana Humane Society has a vendor tent! Look for us under the white & purple Rally to Rescue tent with our banner hanging on two of our tables! We will have rescue t-shirts, as well as 2016 dog calendars & cat calendars available at special parade reduced prices! Three Geeks Studio hand crafted jewelry will also be available for sale. We will also have bottled water, snacks, and other items available for sale at our tent! Proceeds at our tent will help the rescue animals of Acadiana Humane Society. We will still be there at our Acadiana Humane Society vendor tent during the Krewe of Rio parade as well, which rolls at 6:30pm!
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Acadiana Humane Society can use your donations of Mardi Gras beads and plush throws to use at the dog parade. We are accepting donations now through January 28th in our donation box in the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in Lafayette. We do not have time to sort the beads at this late date, so please have beads already sorted and ready to throw. Thank you!
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 Acadiana Humane Society volunteers will be at the following upcoming events: 

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*Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please refresh this page or check our Facebook page, our Twitter page, or our Instagram page for the latest updates to our event schedules. Thank you!

*Also, please be aware that while our office may be closed during some days, we will reply to emails and process applications as we can. We are a foster based rescue, so there is no public facility to visit. Our animals can be viewed online on our Facebook page and our Petfinder page. If you are interested in meeting one or more of our pets, please download and fill out our prescreening application and submit it to us via email or fax. Email is actually faster as we are not always in the office to check the fax machine, and sometimes the fax fails. Once an application is processed, we can make an appointment to meet, or we will arrange to bring the selected pet to our next adoption event. Our animal rescue is 100% volunteer and all of our volunteers have families and jobs outside of the rescue, so it may take a little time to hear back from us. While we try to respond to everything within one business day, we get hundreds of emails and messages daily, and sometimes it is just not possible to reply to every one right away. Email is usually the fastest way to get a response, since replies can be made late at night if need be. We believe it is important to allow our volunteers some free time to spend with their families. Thank you for understanding.

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Sue Rabeaux on December 23rd, 2015

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Acadiana Humane Society‘s office will be closed Thursday, December 24th through Monday, January 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 5th. While we won’t be taking phone calls during this time, we will be checking the email once a day. Please feel free to go ahead and submit applications on any of our available pets, and we will process applications as soon as possible. When submitting an application via email, you will get an automatic email reply that lets you know that it went through. If you did not get the automatic email reply, then your application was not sent to the correct email address, please try again. If you send in an application via Fax machine, please be sure to send us an email to ahspets@gmail.com or a text to 337-371-5477 letting us know you faxed in an application and the name of the animal you are interested in. Sometimes the fax machine fails, so this helps us have a way to reach you if it did not come through. 

Also, if you already have an approved adoption pending, we will still meet with you over the holiday to finalize the adoption as planned.

If you would like to support Acadiana Humane Society with your tax deductible donation, there are several ways you can do this:

  1. Paypal donations to ahspets@gmail.com or info@acadianahumane.org will go to our general fund, or you can make a note to specify it go to sponsor a particular rescue pet, program (Pet Food Bank, Spay/Neuter Fund) or to help with vet bills, or purchase food and supplies for the animals in our care.
  2. Paypal donations to spay@acadianahumane.org will go to our Spay/Neuter Fund to help qualified low income individuals and familes get their cat, dog, or rabbit spayed or neutered.
  3. Mail a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our snail mail address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584. As long as the envelope is postmarked by December 31, 2015 we can provide a 2015 donation receipt.
  4. Mail coupons for cat, dog, rabbit, and other small animal food, cat litter, small animal bedding, and other pet supplies to our snail mail address: Acadiana Humane Society; P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584.
  5. Mail gift cards to Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, Target, Ranch Outlet, Tractor Supply, and other places that carry pet food and supplies to our snail mail address: Acadiana Humane Society; P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584.
  6. Purchase pet food and supplies and donate them to us directly at our drop off location. We have a couple of donation boxes inside the lobby of Bridge Storage located at 2510 Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette. If you email us a photo of your donation, a basic list of items donated, and the value of those items, we can provide you with a donation receipt via email once we pick up and verify the donation. If you prefer to donate in person, email or text us to let us know what you have to donate and request an appointment to meet for pickup.

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Please remember us when you do your online shopping, by choosing Acadiana Humane Society Inc on AmazonSmiles. Then, anytime you place an Amazon order, just click through the AmazonSmiles page firsthttp://smile.amazon.com/ch/72-1468289 and they will donate a portion of your purchase to our animal rescue! We get a check quarterly, so the shopping you planned to do anyway, can go a little further without spending any more, and help us do what we do for the rescue animals and those that love them. 

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

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*Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please refresh this page or check our Facebook page, our Twitter page, or our Instagram page for the latest updates to our event schedules. Thank you!

*Also, please be aware that while our office may be closed during some days, we will reply to emails and process applications as we can. We are a foster based rescue, so there is no public facility to visit. Our animals can be viewed online on our Facebook page and our Petfinder page. If you are interested in meeting one or more of our pets, please download and fill out our prescreening application and submit it to us via email or fax. Email is actually faster as we are not always in the office to check the fax machine, and sometimes the fax fails. Once an application is processed, we can make an appointment to meet, or we will arrange to bring the selected pet to our next adoption event. Our animal rescue is 100% volunteer and all of our volunteers have families and jobs outside of the rescue, so it may take a little time to hear back from us. While we try to respond to everything within one business day, we get hundreds of emails and messages daily, and sometimes it is just not possible to reply to every one right away. Email is usually the fastest way to get a response, since replies can be made late at night if need be. We believe it is important to allow our volunteers some free time to spend with their families. Thank you for understanding.

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Please watch this blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter page for changes, updates, and more information on our upcoming events!