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Please remember to protect your pets this month from the sudden scares of neighbors having fun with fireworks and firecrackers. Any cat or dog that would not normally leave your yard, can easily be spooked by the sudden loud booms and bright lights from fireworks. The week of July 4th is the busiest week for animal control and rescues due to the enormous amount of lost pets during this time. Please be sure to keep your pet safe and secure inside your home. When letting your dog out to potty, be sure to go with him and watch him closely. While inside, be sure to keep on a TV or some music to help cover up some of the noise from fireworks. Provide a safe den or hideaway for them to escape to inside your home if they need to. If your dog is normally afraid of thunder and fireworks, consider letting him/her wear a Thundershirt to help him/her feel calmer. If your pet is not microchipped, discuss your options with your veterinarian and be sure to register your pet’s microchip with the issuing company.

If your dog or cat does manage to escape and take off during this time, please be sure to immediately start working on finding your pet. An excellent resource is Lost My Doggie (and Kitty too) dot Com. This service will call all of your neighbors to let them know to be on the lookout, as well as create a flyer to mail out to area rescues. You can also submit a photo of your dog, cat, or other pet and create a flyer to post on Facebook, and other social media sites. We would also recommend doing a shelter search by zipcode at Petfinder.com to get a list of area rescues and animal control facilities, and emailing them the flyer. There are numerous Lost & Found Pet online sites that you can post to, as well as look to see if someone posted that they found your pet. You can even email us at ahspets@gmail.com a photo and information on your lost pet, and we can post it on our Facebook Lost & Found photo album. Be sure and include a description of your pet, area lost (including Parish), reward if any, and a phone number and/or email address to post so people can contact you if they find your pet. Unfortunately, due to lack of space, we will be unable to pick up and hold any lost pets at this time. But, we will gladly keep our eyes open if we know your pet is missing and contact you ASAP to let you know.

We are happy to remind everyone that for every bag of dog treats that are purchased throughout June & July from Great Harvest Bread Company of Acadiana, are donating $1.00 to Acadiana Humane Society! These dog treats are 100% whole wheat – nothing but the best for man’s best friend!

They also have a fantastic selection of breads and sandwiches made to order for lunches for the 2-legged variety. Be sure to stop by at 854-A Kaliste Saloom Rd. or visit their website. Please tell them you read about them on our website!

On behalf of our four legged fosters, thank you Great Harvest! Please stop by and purchase some for your dogs! Your dog will love them and it will help support our no-kill non-profit animal rescue too! If you don’t have a dog, but would like to help, you can purchase some to donate to our rescue! Our rescue dogs love the Great Harvest dog bones! Thank you!

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Acadiana Humane Society is currently above capacity on cats, dogs. We also have more rabbits then usual. Because of this we are currently on an intake freeze for cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs. This means we can not take in any new rescue cats or dogs. The only cats or dogs we will take in are returned cats or dogs that were adopted from us, provided the former foster home is still volunteering with our rescue. If they are no longer fostering, then we will help you find another home or rescue for the cat or dog you wish to return. We are only accepting ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and other small exotic pets as new intakes at this time due to space issues.

During the month of July, we would really like to encourage adoption. If you choose to adopt a cat, dog, or rabbit from Acadiana Humane Society during the month of July, we will happily offer to allow you to adopt a second cat, dog, or rabbit from the same foster home, for only $25 more! Just be sure to mention that you saw this offer on our website when submitting your application to adopt. 

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Upcoming Adoption Events and Fundraisers:

*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 andour 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. 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 June 19th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that for every bag of dog treats that are purchased throughout June & July from Great Harvest Bread Company of Acadiana, they will be donating $1.00 to Acadiana Humane Society! These dog treats are 100% whole wheat – nothing but the best for man’s best friend!

They also have a fantastic selection of breads and sandwiches made to order for lunches for the 2-legged variety. Be sure to stop by at 854-A Kaliste Saloom Rd. or visit their website. Please tell them you read about them on our website!

On behalf of our four legged fosters, thank you Great Harvest! Please stop by and purchase some for your dogs! Your dog will love them and it will help support our no-kill non-profit animal rescue too! Thank you!

June is Adopt a Cat Month! Please check out our Adopt A Pet Listings to see a current list of our adoptable cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other pets! You can also meet some of our cats daily in the Cat Adoption Center at both of the Lafayette Petco stores. We hold adoption events most Saturdays at one of the Petco Lafayette locations. See below for our summer schedule.

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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 andour 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. 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 May 27th, 2015

This time of year, the need for animal rescue is great, but our space is limited due to already having so many animals in our care and adoptions also being very slow. Acadiana Humane Society is urgently in need of cat, dog, and small animal supplies! We currently have 84 cats, 17 dogs, 2 pregnant guinea pigs, 1 ferret, and 9 rabbits in our care and we could really use the following items to provide the proper care for them:

1. Purina cat & kitten food
2. Purina dog food
3. Rabbit pellets
4. Cat furniture & scratching posts (current ones are extremely used and worn)
5. Small dog/cat beds that can be used in cages
6. Guinea pig food
7. Cat toys
8. Cat litter
8. Stainless steel or ceramic bowls
9. Small blankets & towels
10. Small & Medium size plastic taxi/crates
11. Medium sized wire crates
12. Cat & dog treats (made in USA only)
13. Marshall’s ferret food
14. Kaytee or Carefresh paper bedding for small animals
15. Gift cards to Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, Target, etc. (places that carry pet supplies).

Acadiana Humane Society donations can be dropped off to us at any of our events (see website for list). We also have a donation box in the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette. Now until May 31st, we have use of the donation bin at Petco South located at 605 Settler’s Trace Blvd. in Lafayette. Beginning June 1st the donation bin at Petco will be for another animal rescue. Or, you can call/text us at 337-371-5477 or email us at ahspets@gmail.com to make arrangements for us to meet you to pick them up. We can also accept Paypal donations and we have a Paypal button on the side of our website. You can also purchase a gift card to mail us, or mail a check made out to Acadiana Humane Society and send it to us at our mailing address: P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, LA 70584-0536.

Because we are so full, and adoptions have been slow, we are currently on an intake freeze for cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies until our numbers are greatly reduced. We have a waiting list to take in new rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other small exotic pets. We will still take in returned adopted pets, but it may take a few days to organize a place for them to stay. Emailing us a picture of your returned pet or surrendered exotic pet, along with the pet’s information is the best way to reach us. Please be patient if you need our help with a returned pet, or a surrendered exotic pet. If you did not adopt from us the cat or dog that you need help placing, then please go to petfinder.com and do a shelter search by zip code to find a shelter that may have room to help you. Emailing a photo and information on the pet is the best way to get a positive response, as they may have a potential adopter looking for what you need to place. If none of the rescues can help you, the best that we can offer is a courtesy post on our Facebook page. You will need to email us the pets photo, information, and the contact info you would like us to post, so that you can screen any potential adopters and place the pet yourself.

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

  • Sat., May 30th Adoptions were canceled due to vet emergency
  • Sat., June 6th Petco North (3215 Louisiana Ave.) 11AM-2PM
  • Sat., June 13th Petco South (605 Settler’s Trace Blvd.) 11AM-2PM
  • June 18-22 Acadiana Humane Society office will be closed
  • Sat., June 27th Petco North (3215 Louisiana Ave.) 11AM-2PM
  • July 3-6 Acadiana Humane Society office will be closed
  • Sat., July 11th Petco South (605 Settler’s Trace Blvd.) 11AM-2PM
  • July 15-21 Acadiana Humane Society office will be closed
  • Sat., July 25th Petco North (3215 Louisiana Ave.) 11AM-2PM 

*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 andour 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. 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!

Sue Rabeaux on May 14th, 2015

Acadiana Humane Society’s office is closed now through May 19th as our volunteers will be working a convention. We will not be taking in any new animals during this time as we are full to capacity. We will also not be taking calls. Email will be checked once daily, and forwarded to other volunteers to handle. Louellen will be handling the screening of applications in our absence, so please email in any applications to ahspets@gmail.com so that they can easily be forwarded to Louellen. If you have an emergency, please go to petfinder.com and do a shelter search by zip code as there are many animal rescues in the area that you can try.

Three Geeks Studio has a table in the Artist Alley at LouisiAnime, and a portion of the proceeds will go to help the rescue animals of Acadiana Humane Society. If you would like to stop by and check out some of the original, one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry, we will be in the Artist Alley at the Ramanda Inn Conference Center at 2032 NE Evangline Thruway in Lafayette. If you make a purchase, please be sure to mention that you heard about it on Acadiana Humane Society’s website. Here is a sample of some of their work:

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To see more of their work and place an order online, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/ThreeGeeksStudio Or, you can stop by LouisiAnime this weekend. Custom orders can also be placed for jewelry and rosaries, and a portion of the proceeds will go to help our rescue animals.

To find our more about LouisiAnime and the guests that will be there, check out their website at louisianime.com. One voice actor guest that will be there is Eric Cherry, who has voiced many Anime characters, including some in Attack of Titans. Eric Cherry is a Three Geeks Studio satisfied customer! Here he is shopping with us last year. Thank you Eric!

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Sue Rabeaux on April 21st, 2015

Acadiana Humane Society is in need of cat, dog, and small animal supplies! We currently have 89 cats, 15 dogs, 9 guinea pigs, 3 ferrets, and 7 rabbits in our care and we could really use the following items to provide the proper care for them:

1. Purina cat & kitten food
2. Cat treats
3. Cat litter
4. Cat furniture & scratching posts (current ones are extremely used and worn)
5. Cat toys
6. Stainless steel or ceramic bowls
7. Small blankets & towels
8. Small & Medium size plastic taxi/crates 
9. Medium sized wire crates
10. Rabbit pellets
11. Guinea pig food
12. Marshall’s ferret food
13. Kaytee or Carefresh paper bedding for small animals
14. Gift cards to Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, Target, etc. (places that carry pet supplies).

Acadiana Humane Society donations can be dropped off to us at any of our events (see website for list). We also have a donation box in the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette. Now through the end of May we have use of the donation bin at Petco South located at 605 Settler’s Trace Blvd. in Lafayette. Or, you can call/text us at 337-371-5477 or email us at ahspets@gmail.com to make arrangements for us to meet you to pick them up. We can also accept Paypal donations and we have a Paypal button on the side of our website.

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

*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. 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!