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!


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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