Sue Rabeaux on September 19th, 2020

Have a Happy and Lazy #Caturday! Learn from the #cats how to take a day off to relax, yawn, nap, watch a little TV or read a book, eat, stretch or do a little yoga, and enjoy some cuddles. You can also donate today to help Acadiana Humane Society rescue cats and #kittens. acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate 

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Sue Rabeaux on August 26th, 2020

Hurricane Laura is now a monster Cat 3 and expected to be a Cat 4 before landfall. Many areas of Acadiana are under voluntary or mandatory evacuations. We’re under voluntary evacuations here in Sunset, Louisiana. But we can’t leave with over 100 animals.
https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/acadiana-evacuations-ahead-of-marco-and-laura
The area expected to get the more direct hit is under mandatory evacuations.
https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/mandatory-evacuation-order-issued-for-all-of-cameron-parish
Stay safe. Stay informed. If you’re under mandatory evacuations, please go now.
https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2020/08/25/hurricane-laura-lafayette-officials-again-urge-evacuations/5631784002/
You can follow our local weather station here:
https://www.katc.com/weather/hurricane-center
And also
https://www.weather.gov/lch/

We update Facebook and Instagram more often then our website. So please feel free to follow us there. Instagram and Twitter username is mycatranch.

Our Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/acadianahumane

We’re anticipating severe tropical storm weather here at Acadiana Humane Society. Funds are low after stocking up on pet food, water, and necessary supplies. We didn’t have enough money for a generator for our shelter, so praying we don’t loose power. If you’d like to help, please feel free to donate if you can. Thank you!
http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate

Sue Rabeaux on August 24th, 2020

We are currently watching the projected path of Tropical Storm Marco, and Tropical Storm Laura; both of which could affect Louisiana, specifically Acadiana, within the next few days.

It’s critical that our rescue continues to prepare to hunker down with the 100+ animals in our care. We need additional pet food and supplies, bottled water, and other essential hurricane supplies. We are always surrounded by flood waters during any severe weather, so our office is closed as we prepare for the potential situation. Email and text are the best ways to reach us if you want to help. We hope and pray that it doesn’t get as bad as it potentially could.

Please be sure you prepare as well to protect your family and pets in the event that you are evacuated, flooded in, or in the path of any bad weather from these storms. Watch your local news and sign up for alerts to stay informed of any new evacuations or other updates.

If you would like to help Acadiana Humane Society continue to prepare, donations can be sent to help us purchase much needed food and supplies.
http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate Thank you!

Some of the websites we are following for current weather information are:
KATC TV3:
https://www.katc.com/weather/hurricane-center
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana:
https://www.weather.gov/lch/
KLFY TV10:
https://www.klfy.com/
The Weather Channel:
https://weather.com

#Acadiana #TSLaura #TSMarco

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Sue Rabeaux on August 22nd, 2020

On 8/22/2020 Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency in advance of potential landfall from both Tropical Storm Laura, and Tropical Storm Marco; both of which could impact Louisiana within the next week. We are in a unique situation being in the cone of two storms, which could impact different areas of the state; with the potential of the rare phenomenon of the Fujiwhara effect if the two storms collide.

It’s critical that our rescue prepares to hunker down with the 100+ animals in our care. We need pet food and supplies, bottled water, and other essential hurricane supplies. We are always surrounded by flood waters during any severe weather, so our office is closed as we prepare for the potential situation. Email and text are the best ways to reach us if you want to help. We hope and pray that it doesn’t get as bad as it potentially could.

Please be sure you prepare as well to protect your family and pets in the event that you are evacuated, flooded in, or in the path of any bad weather from these storms.

If you would like to help Acadiana Humane Society prepare, donations can be sent to help us purchase much needed food and supplies.
http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate Thank you!

TSMarco and TSLaura

#Acadiana #TSLaura #TSMarco

Sue Rabeaux on May 7th, 2020

At this time of great concern for us all, I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are, and continue to be, in good health. Acadiana Humane Society is following the government and healthcare guidelines to keep our volunteers, and others safe. During this global coronavirus pandemic, the financial implications of the virus and the potentially damaging impact on the vitality of our all volunteer animal rescue gives us tremendous concern. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled all of our spring fundraising and adoption events. This means that donations are much lower then usual for this time of year. Yet the need for our mission is even greater then before. Donors can support us through many different options. http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate

We’re enormously proud of our role in Louisiana, and the incredibly positive impact Acadiana Humane Society has had on the lives of so many in and around our community. Please know that not one penny of your donation goes to pay anyone, as we are operated solely by volunteers. We hope you are in the position to help us continue the life-changing work that we’ve provided in the Acadiana area for over 20 years. Giving really does matter.

Here is a quick summary of the missons that our 100% volunteer group provides. Our primary mission has always been “Saving One Life At A Time.” Saving, rehabilitating and providing medical care, to the helpless animals in need, and then finding them a wonderful forever home, has always been our first goal. Over the years, we have expanded our missions to include outreaches to the humans that we’ve encountered as well, by recognizing the needs, then providing those free services as much as donations to our organization allow us to do so. While we do ask for an adoption fee when choosing one of our rescue animals as a member of your family, we do reduce and waive these adoption fees when sponsorships and donations allow us to. However, there are no fees whatsoever for everything else that we offer to those in need. Since 2007 we have been slowly adding new, free services as we can. These include, but are not limited to the following: Assistance with spaying/neutering your cat, dog, or rabbit if you meet certain low income requirements. Free dog, cat, and other pet food and litter to those in financial distress to allow them to continue to keep their pets. Many of the recipients of Acadiana Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank are shut ins with no transportation who have no other way to get these pet supplies. We also provide food and supplies to the humans that are in need as well. If they can’t feed their pets, then they also need help feeding themselves. While we can’t help everyone, we do help those that we can as donations from local businesses and individuals allow us to. Our mission is only possible by the generosity of those in our community who can afford to help us help others. Will you consider becoming a part of our rescue team with your donation? Please help us help the animals and the humans that love them. We can’t do what we do in St. Landry Parish, Lafayette, and surrounding areas of Acadiana without your support. We’re in this together. Thank you! http://acadianahumane.org/catblogger/donate/