Spending time with a loving, fun, and sweet single sounds riveting to me. Who wouldn't want to spend some time in a relationship with someone with all of those wonderful qualities?

You can find such a companion! At the Lafayette Parish Animal Shelter and Care Clinic thanks to Cathy Bissell with the Bissell Carpet Cleaning Companies. Now, just understand your new companion will come with a tail.

It's time for an "Empty the Shelter" event, and thanks to money from the Bissell Foundation, adoptions of cats and dogs will be free through Saturday, October 14.

Clark is Available for Adoption
Photo courtesy of , Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Clinic

Officials in Lafayette say the shelter has a large assortment of sweethearts that would love for you to come and adopt them for them to have a fur-ever home!

The Bissell Foundation will cover the cost of your adopting a dog or cat. When you adopt, the shelter will receive $50 for each dog adoption and $20 for each cat adoption.

What kind of singles could you take home? Well, there are so many cute dogs and cats that need a home, and if you click on this address you can see everyone who is available to come home with you tonight, https://www.lafayettela.gov/lascc/adopt/available-pets.

Queen is up for Adoption
Photo courtesy of Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Clinic

All the pets adopted from LASCC have the following already completed:

  • Heartworm tested
  • Microchipped
  • Dewormed
  • Fully vaccinated
  • Spayed/Neutered

Here are some things to think about from the professional at the Lafayette Animal Shelter:

  • Owning a dog or cat costs more than the initial adoption fee. Food, veterinary care, heartworm/flea prevention, and proper identification—that means a collar with tags and a more permanent form of ID such as microchipping—can add up.
  • Time is also a factor. Dogs benefit from several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Cats are healthiest and happiest indoors and love to be treated to energetic play sessions. If your work demands that you travel often, or if you're out of the house most days and evenings, this may not be the right time to adopt.
  • It is important to consider whether your children, along with your resident pets, are able to accommodate the addition of a cat or dog to your household.If you can offer a loving home, be sure to check out the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Clinic to meet and greet the sweethearts waiting for a fur-ever home.

The LASCC is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, LASCC is open for people adopting only. The hours are noon until 2 p.m.

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