Lafayette Animal Shelter Open This Saturday For Adoptions
The Lafayette Animal Shelter is having a Second Chance Saturday adoption event this Saturday from 1-3 PM.
The shelter and care center has dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that are all spayed, neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested and vaccinated (they estimate that value to range from $200-$500). The adoption fees for canines are $35, and for felines $25 (the shelter accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) - but get this: ADOPTION FEES ARE WAIVED for military veterans (with IDs) and senior citizens over 65 years of age.
Held on the second Saturday of each month, weekend adoption events work around people’s busy schedules and allow both the adopted animal and their new owner time to become acquainted before resuming the regular week on Monday.
From the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center:
Since launching the no kill initiative in 2016, LASCC is seeing positive results towards the goal. Through a multi-pronged approach of increasing adoption opportunities, strengthening partnerships with private rescue organizations and instituting new policies at the shelter, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux aims to increase live outcomes and reduce euthanasia rates.
Recent adoption events resulted in LASCC’s best week on record for adoptions and rescues, for a total of 57 animal adoptions (38 cats/kittens, and 19 dogs/puppies) and an additional seven rescued dogs. Feline adoptions were so successful that all of the available cats and kittens were quickly claimed and would-be adopters pre-adopted animals scheduled for spay/neuter surgeries the following week. According to LASCC Director Shelley Delahoussaye, the shelter population tends to be higher during the summertime because of the animals’ breeding season.
LASCC will only be open for adoptions on Oct. 13 and animals will not be accepted for intake on this day. Regular adoption hours are from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information on the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center visit www.LafayetteLA.gov/LASCC.