Sue Rabeaux on March 13th, 2017

Acadiana Humane Society pulled Barney from Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter recently. We took him to Lafayette Veterinary Care Center to see about his bloody diarrhea and his very dark urine, which has since improved after being put on several medications. Poor baby also has a heart murmur, probably a congenital heart defect. He will need chest X-rays and further testing very soon. Donations are urgently needed as we are anticipating huge vet bills in the very near future for Barney. We have a Paypal button on our website, or you can donate via WePay using this YouCaring fundraiser, or you can send a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536. Barney has a vet appointment at Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic on March 16, 2017 if you prefer to call in a donation directly to the vet where he will get chest X-rays and other tests done to determine the extent of his heart condition and his heartworms. These tests will help the vet to determine the best treatment to get him healthy and ready for adoption. If you choose to call in a donation, the phone number to Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic is 225-755-3838 and ask them to apply your credit/debit card donation on the account of Acadiana Humane Society. Our vet bill there is currently overwhelming and we are in urgent need to pay it down ASAP so that we can continue to save lives. Due to our outstanding vet bills, we are currently on an intake freeze for cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies. Please, your donation, no matter how small or how big, can help us get back to where we can continue to do what we do to save lives. We also have several rescue pets currently under veterinary care for special needs, as well as many that are in need of vaccinations, medication, and flea and heartworm prevention. We can not provide this important veterinary care without your support and donations! Please help us help them! Thank you!


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Sue Rabeaux on February 25th, 2017

Acadiana Humane Society still needs to raise A LOT of money to finish paying off our current overwhelming vet bills! We have had to institute a no intake moratorium on cats and dogs until our current vet bills are paid off! We have too many special needs animals that are still under veterinary care. We also have too many animals that need updated vaccinations and heartworm and flea prevention, and we just do not have the funds to do this. We are almost out of cat litter! We are out of kitten food! We need donations for vet bills, as well as donations of gift cards for Petco, Walmart, Target, Tractor Supply, and other local stores that sell cat litter and pet food and supplies.

Please, if anyone can donate, every little bit helps! Donations through WePay using the YouCaring fundraiser link are automatically depositied into Acadiana Humane Society’s main account on the next business day so we can pay on the vet bills faster! If you prefer, we do also have a Paypal donation button here on our website. You can also find our mailing address for checks or money orders made out to Acadiana Humane Society on our website. If anyone prefers to donate directly to our veterinarians, you can call in a credit or debit card payment and ask them to apply it to the account of Acadiana Humane Society. Any amounts donated over our current bill with them, will give us a credit for our next vet appointments. The veterinarians we are currently using are Pet Care Animal Hospital in Lafayette (337-988-1100), Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette (337-984-7611), and also Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic in Baton Rouge (225-755-3838).  If you would like a tax donation letter, please email us at with your name, address, the amount donated on what date, and which vet you made a payment on. Once we confirm the donation, we will be happy to send you a letter via email or snail mail. Thank you!

We can accept donations of pet food and supplies in the donation boxes inside the lobby of Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette. As well as in the donation bin at either Petco Lafayette location. If donating at Petco, you MUST put AHS on each item so that the other rescues know that it is for Acadiana Humane Society. If you email us at with a photo of your donated pet food and supplies, and the location you dropped off at, we can pick it up ASAP as well as email you a tax donation receipt once we have picked it up. If you prefer, you can also text us at 337-371-5477 and request a time and place to meet to pick up any donations from you. If anyone wants to purchase items to ship to us, we do have a business address for Fed Ex and UPS shipments. We just request that you notify us when shipping items so we can be on the look out for them. We will be updating our Amazon Wish List soon, and will add a link to that here when we do. Also, when ordering for yourself of others on Amazon, please choose Acadiana Humane Society, Inc. through AmazonSmiles first and a portion of your purchase is donated to us! We receive a check quarterly from AmazonSmiles when you use this link before ordering:

If you would like to send us a check or money order made out to Acadiana Humane Society, or gift cards to purchase pet food & supplies, our mailing address is P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536. No donation is too big or too small. Every bit helps! We can not continue to do what we do to save the lives of homeless and in danger pets, and get them ready for wonderful new homes, without your help. Please help us to continue to save lives and improve the lives of the wonderful people who adopt them. Thank you!

Sue Rabeaux on February 11th, 2017

Acadiana Humane Society‘s pet food pantry is dangerously low on cat & kitten food, and cat litter. We are especially low on kitten food! We are in urgent need of donations to purchase pet food, or gift cards to Petco or other area stores that carry cat/kitten food. We can also accept donations of bags of any good quality dry kitten food and canned kitten food, as well as rabbit pellets. We prefer to use Purina Kitten Chow, or Purina Pro Plan Kitten formulas for our rescue kittens. We go through a lot more clumping litter than cat litter, but we do use both kinds. We will use whatever is donated! We currently have plenty of dog food thanks to donations after the Louisiana flood. What we need now is kitten food, cat food, cat litter, and rabbit pellets. Our rescue currently goes through over 350 pounds of cat/kitten food, 150 pounds of dog food, and 20 pounds of rabbit food per week! That’s over 520 pounds of pet food in just one week! This doesn’t even count the pet food we provide to low income families through Acadiana Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank. We provide, on average, over 500 pounds of dog & cat food per month to low income families so they don’t have to give up their pets. This means our rescue uses and shares with others over 1,000 pounds of pet food a week, which is over 4,000 pounds a month!

Donations can be sent using the Paypal button on our website. You can also mail checks, money orders, or gift cards to Acadiana Humane Society; P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, La. 70584-0536. Or, you can purchase and donate bags of pet food directly to us by bringing to one of our drop off locations. Bridge Storage on Ambassador Caffery in Lafayette has two donation boxes in their lobby for us all the time. Cat/Kitten food/litter items left in the donation bin at Petco South at 605 Settler’s Trace Blvd. go to Acadiana Humane Society. Please write AHS in permanent marker on bags of food or litter you leave at either Petco location so that the other rescues know it’s for us. You can also text, call, or email us to arrange for us to pick it up from you. Thank you.

If you would like a donation receipt, please take a photo of the items donated and either email us, or message us through our Facebook page, the photo along with your email address and we can email you a donation letter since we are a 501c3 animal rescue. Also, if you let us know which drop off location they are at, we I’ll pick up ASAP. Thanks so much!

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Sue Rabeaux on February 3rd, 2017

Acadiana Humane Society has had a lot of special needs rescue animals in the last couple of months. 

First Jasper the Bengal cat that we pulled from St John the Baptist Animal Control after he had been hit by a car and ended up in their facility. Jasper had a metal plate and 7 screws surgically implanted in his hip to enable him to walk again. Jasper’s surgery went well, and he is still under hospitalized veterinary care while he fully recovers.

Lee the 7 year old Bengal mix cat had a urinary problem and ended up needing to be hospitalized and put on a catheter and treated with antibiotics and pain medications. He improved, but once the catheter was removed, he was no longer able to urinate on his own. Lee needed PU surgery in order to be able to live. Lee received the needed surgery, and is currently hospitalized for recovery and is doing well. 


Emi is a beautiful Snowshoe with diabetes and allergies. She is currently being hospitalized for several conditions, a urinary tract infection, monitoring her blood sugar levels, treating her allergic skin condition, and watching her as they suspect she may now be blind.


Charlie is a handsome Flame Pt fluffy 2 year old cat that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. Charlie had severely swollen privates that had us and the veterinarian very concerned. After examination and ultrasound, it was discovered that he had no blockage or masses, so an emergency neuter was done. Charlie is fully recovered and almost ready for adoption.

When our volunteers first met Anders, this teenage orange tabby kitten was in St. Landry Animal Control with a dead and rotting tail. We have never seen anything like it before, his tail was stiff as a board, black, and oozing green pus. He went immediately to our veterinarian to have it amputated. He was neutered at the same time. Anders has fully recovered from his surgery, and is almost ready for adoption.


Lydia was also rescued from St. Landry Animal Control. She was very sick and had badly infected eyes and one eye was ulcerated. She’s been to our veterinarians several times now and has been on eye drops regularly. We thought we were going to have to remove one of her eyes due to the ulceration in her one blind eye. But Dr Suzy said the hole closed up so there was no need to remove it. Lydia is still recovering from her recent spay.




Finn, the small black kitten in the bottom of the cage in this picture, is one of three rescued by St Landry Animal Control after a house fire. Finn was unable to stand or walk when we first pulled them from the shelter. X-Rays revealed that he has spine and hip injuries. He is currently under medical treatment and pain management. He is able to stand and walk some while on pain management. He will be going back to the vet to determine if a referral to an orthopedic veterinary specialist is required or not for continued healing and recovery.

Han (formerly Hana – we now know he is a boy) was suffering from blocked bowels & required intervention and an enema by Dr. Dusty. Han & Hanzo both got to see Dr. Dusty as they also had an upper respiratory infection and eye infections. Their brother Genji & sister Lena were also sick, but not quite as bad. All four kittens fully recovered, & have recently been spayed/neutered & are almost ready for adoption. All 4 kittens & their Mama were originally pulled from St. Landry Animal Control.

Wash has been having issues with his balance, eating, drinking, standing, and even walking. His mobility gets so bad at times, that he doesn’t bother going to the food and water bowls. He has been to several veterinarians, and we recently got a diagnosis of CH, also known as Cerebellar Hypoplasia. His symptoms seem to be progressive, and he responds to steroids and fluids, so we are not certain if this is actually what he has or not.


Gideon is a very sweet and talkative orange tabby kitten that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. Gideon is a curious kitty, and he decided to try and figure out what the vet had done to him after his neuter. He ended up pulling out some of his insides, which required a quick run to the emergency vet clinic so they could do a little snip and put a cone on him so he would leave it alone to heal properly. He has fully recovered from his surgery, but is currently on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and eye infection.

Ariel is a very sweet and affectionate six month old Persian mix kitten with severe birth defects and a skin issue that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. She has been spayed, but we are still treating her skin issues before she will be available for adoption. She was born with only one good back leg. She will need a special, understanding home as she will require a bit more care. She can use the litter box just fine, as long as it is a large, low sided ferret or rabbit litter box, as she can only crawl and not walk.

Samara the beautiful and sweet Manx kitten was pulled from St. Landry Animal Control with a blood red eye from an eye injury. We immediately got her hospitalized at our veterinarian where they were able to treat her, and save her eye. She has since been spayed and fully vetted, and was adopted by one of the staff at our vet.

These are just a few of our worst recent special needs rescues. We have been keeping all three of the vet’s offices that we use quite busy. We use Pet Care Animal Hospital in Lafayette (337-988-1100), Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette (337-984-7611), and also Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic in Baton Rouge (225-755-3838). We currently owe money to all three of these veterinary offices. We really could use some wonderful people to become sponsors of some of these cats and kittens, or donors to help with some of our other vet bills. Any donation, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated! We have a Paypal donation button on the side of our webpage. We have a YouCaring Fundraiser link below. You can also send a check made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536. You can also call in a credit or debit card donation directly to one of our veterinarians if you prefer, just ask them to apply your donation to Acadiana Humane Society’s account. Thank you!










Sue Rabeaux on January 11th, 2017

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