On December 30, 2016 Acadiana Humane Society volunteers went back to St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue because we couldn’t get our minds off two badly injured/sick kitties that we had seen on the 28th when we were there to pull Ariel the kitten with the birth defect in three legs.
When we were there Wednesday, we had seen a terrified adult cat with a badly injured tail. We went back on Friday to pull him, and we named him Anders. We had also seen a tiny silver tabby kitten with both eyes badly infected/injured. We pulled her too and named her Lydia. Both Anders and Lydia were immediately started on Clavamox since it was a holiday, and they will see our regular vet on Monday morning. We had a few extra crates with us, so we decided to see if we should pull anyone else. We ended up leaving SLPAC with 3 cats and 9 kittens.
We also pulled a family of five kitties. These four tiny nursing kittens were born at animal control and managed to survive this long. We pulled all four babies and their mom. We named the mom Mercy. Volunteers named the kittens as follows: The Tortoiseshell is Lena. The smoke (right back corner) is Hana. The two black kittens are Genji and Hanzo. Mercy was getting depressed raising her babies in animal control. She is now much happier, as are her babies, in our no-kill shelter. She knows she is in a safer and better environment to raise her children. They all curl up together and purr loudly and make biscuits.
While there, we fell in love with this adorably cute face. Our hearts confirmed that we need to pull this tiny baby girl when we heard her story. She came in as a bottle baby and shelter workers bottle fed them all. The others slowly got sick and they all died, all but this one. She never even got sick. She has a strong will to live. Black cats and kittens are always overlooked in shelters, so we had to pull her too. Volunteers named her Nora.
Animal control is not a good environment for cats or kittens. Adult cats are afraid because they can smell and sense what’s going on around them. The longer they stay, the more fearful they become. This handsome Flame Pt. was very depressed and terrified being in the shelter. He was so traumatized that he urinated all over one of our volunteers when she held him to put him in the crate. She didn’t react in any way to add to his fear, instead she held him securely and reassured him that we were getting him out of here and to a safe place. On December 28, 2016 Charlie was pulled from St Landry Parish Animal Control and is now housed in Acadiana Humane Society‘s no kill shelter temporarily while one of our volunteers works with him. He will eventually be transferred to Second Hand Siamese where he will be neutered, etc. and made available for adoption. For now he is getting plenty of food, fresh water, and patient TLC as he allows. He refused to eat the first 24 hours he was with us, but he is starting to come around and is now eating. He is less fearful, but still not very trusting of anyone but the volunteer that didn’t get upset when he peed on her.
This litter of 3 kittens ended up at St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue after a house fire. They came from a house with 40+ chihuahuas. The kittens are a bit shy and reserved, especially the solid black one on the bottom of this cage. Black cats are often overlooked at in shelters, so on December 30, 2016 Acadiana Humane Society pulled the whole litter of three kittens. Volunteers named the tuxedos Rey and Poe, and the solid black one Finn. They are currently being worked with to help them become more trusting of humans.
So between December 28th & 30th, Acadiana Humane Society pulled 15 cats & kittens from St Landry Parish Animal Control. Donations to help with their vet bills would be greatly appreciated! We have a Paypal button on our website, or you can also send in a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, La 70584. Just note which of these cats or kittens you would prefer to sponsor when you send in your donation. If you don’t specify, then it will just go towards whichever rescue animal needs it the most.
In addition to saving 3 cats and 9 kittens at St Landry Parish Animal Control on December 30th, our volunteers also drove to Lake Charles to Calcasieu Parish Animal Shelter where we pulled two male guinea pigs.
Including Jasper the Bengal with the broken pelvis that we pulled from St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter in LaPlace, Louisiana last week (he is already recovering from his surgery); these recent rescues now put our no-kill animal rescue back at full capacity. We will need to raise enough funds to get them all examined by our veterinarians, treated for all injuries, illnesses, and parasites. As well as getting all cats & kittens tested, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchippped before they will be available for adoption. Your donations and sponsorship are critical for helping us to continue saving lives. Many thanks to those of you who made end of year donations to Acadiana Humane Society. We welcome any and all donations as we enter 2017 with a full shelter and foster homes full of rescued animals.
Three kittens are safe tonight! Acadiana Humane Society pulled 3 kittens and a chicken from St. Landry Parish Animal Control earlier today (Dec 28, 2016). Two of them are special needs kittens that normally would have been euthanized by most animal control facilities for their condition. We pulled a young kitten with one blood red injured eye, and a possibly cut off tail (her stump is raw and painful). We named her Samara, and she will see our vet tomorrow. We also pulled a 6 month old kitten with a birth defect that caused three of her legs to be deformed. In spite of her handicap she is litterbox trained and can get in and out of a ferret litter box because it has one really short side. Her two front feet curl in like flippers, and one back foot sticks out on the side. She will be seen by our vet to determine her medical needs before she is available for adoption. Donations are urgently needed to help with their vet bills, as well as to help finish paying for the pelvis surgery for Jasper the Bengal. His surgery went well today, and now he has a metal plate and 7 screws. He will need to be on cage rest to heal, but is expected to have a full recovery. We have a Paypal donation button on the side of this page, as well as a YouCaring Fundraiser link if you click here. You can also send in a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536. Special thanks to Second Hand Siamese Rescue for agreeing to take the Flame Pt. Siamese kitten if we pulled him after we saw him at SLPAC. We didn’t plan on pulling more then the two special needs kittens and the chicken, so I only had three crates with me. He was so good though, and just sat on her lap in the car, and eventually climbed up to snuggle in her arms, hug her, and ta ta her face with his paws. So sweet!
If anyone can help with our fundraiser to help pay vet bills for Jasper, the two special needs kittens, and the other rescue animals of Acadiana Humane Society, please do! We can not do what we do to save the lives of helpless and homless animals in Acadiana withour your support! Please help us to continue to save one life at a time. Thank you!
Acadiana Humane Society just pulled a sweet cat from St. John the Baptist Animal Shelter who had been hit by a car. He has a broken pelvis, which we are told will require a plate to hold it together so that he can heal properly. He is being transported today to our veterinarian that has an orthopedic specialist. We are in urgent need of sponsors for his vet bills, and the vet bills of the many other rescued cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets in our care. Won’t you please make your contribution today? We have a Paypal donation button on the side of this page, as well as a YouCaring Fundraiser link below in this post. You can also send in a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536.
(December 24, 2016): An update on Jasper the Bengal cat that was hit by a car and ended up in animal control before we pulled him and sent him to our veterinarian. He does have a broken pelvis, which will require a plate to hold it together so that he can heal properly. He is currently in boarding at our veterinarian on cage rest, IV fluids, and TLC. One of the vet techs is loving on him in this picture that she sent us. He will hopefully have surgery next week to install a metal plate to hold his pelvis together so that he can walk again. Without the surgery he won’t ever be able to walk. We are in urgent need of sponsors for his vet bills, and the vet bills of the many other rescued cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets in our care. Won’t you please make your contribution today? We have a Paypal donation button on our website, as well as a YouCaring fundraiser link if you would like to donate today. Thank you! http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/2016/12/22/help-4/
UPDATE December 27, 2016:
After seeing the orthopedic specialist at Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialist today, Dec. 27th, we are confident that his best chance at full recovery from his broken pelvis bone is to have a metal T plate surgically installed. He has multiple fractures on the weight bearing axis of his pelvis, and left to mend on it’s own could result in the following complications: a mild to severe limp which could eventually cause back or other issues, or blocked intestines and the inability to move his bowels, or even the inability to walk. However, with the surgery done ASAP he is expected to have full recovery with very minimal chance of complications. Because the injury appears to be a few weeks old, time is of the essence to do the surgery ASAP. So we left him at the vet and he will have his surgery tomorrow (Dec 28, 2016). We made a $1,200.00 deposit today thanks to some of the donations via Paypal and YouCaring that we have received so far. Please keep the donations coming in so we can pay the balance of his surgery which is estimated at $2,400.00. We have a Paypal button and a YouCaring fundraiser link on our website.
UPDATE: December 30, 2016: Jasper’s surgery went well, and he now has a metal T plate and seven screws holding his pelvis together. He will need six to eight weeks of strict cage rest to allow his bones to heal properly. He is currently staying in medical boarding at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic to be sure he gets the best care possible during recovery. He is on pain medication and being monitored for unexpected complications. The surgeon is very optimistic and we do not expect any complications. Once he is recovered enough from his surgery, he will receive his remaining veterinary care before he is made available for adoption through Acadiana Humane Society. Here are a couple photos taken of him one day after his surgery.
17 people have donated a total of $835 of our $3,200 goal to pay off our vet bills via our YouCaring Fundraiser. If every one who sees this post donated even just $5 we could totally raise more then our goal! Won’t you please consider donating if you can? Please help Acadiana Humane Society get out of debt and continue to save lives! Thank you!
There are several ways you can donate or help:
- We have a Paypal button on our website.
- We have a YouCaring Fundraiser.
- Donations can also be made by sending a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584.
- You can call in a credit/debit card donation directly to Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic at 225-755-3838 and ask them to apply your donation to Acadiana Humane Society‘s account.
- You can call in a credit/debit card donation directly to Pet Care Animal Hospital at 337-988-1100 and ask them to apply your donation to Acadiana Humane Society‘s account. Please email or text us to notify us if you made a donation directly to either vet.
- You can like and follow our Acadiana Humane Resale Fundraiser page where we list items available for sale, or for a donation. Such as the Rally to Rescue calendars, rescue t-shirts, etc.
- You can attend our fundraiser events, such as the one Dec 10th & 11th at the Jockey Lot Flea Market. Click here to join our event page.
- You can collect items that we need to donate so that our available funds can be spent on vet bills. We have a basic wish list you can download on our website. We have a donation box inside the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette. Or, you can text us to arrange pick up.
If you can help, please do! We have six kittens that need to be fixed, vaccinated, tested, etc. before they can be put up for adoption. We have several cats in need of dental work. We have a cat that is having balance and weight loss issues. We have a cat that we suspect may be diabetic and we need her to be examined and have some blood work done. We have a pair of ferrets in need of vet care for possible intestinal issues, then vaccinations once better. We have a dog that needs medication. We have numerous cats and dogs that need flea prevention. We just can not do what we do without your help. We have also been asked to pull several rabbits and guinea pigs from an animal control facility, and we are the only rescue in the area that normally pulls these pets. We need your help so we can save these animals please!