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:

*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 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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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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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 or Twitter page for the latest updates to our event schedules. Thank you!

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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:

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

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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!