One of the larger no-kill shelters serving the Lafayette area, Acadiana Animal Aid is an ever-expanding shelter with a passion for engaging the community. AAA has built several programs from the ground up into what they are today. Their programs range from the Junior Volunteer program which provides work experience and training to youth in the community, to their Kitty Litter-ature program which pairs students with shelter cats to read aloud to. When the shelter isn’t finding forever homes or bolstering their community programs, they host a number of events throughout the year like Bark in the Park and Barkin’ on the Bayou to fundraise in support of their efforts.
Safe Haven Animal Rescue is one of the smaller nonprofit shelters in the Lafayette area, working tirelessly alongside a robust network of fosters and other local shelters. And although they are small in size, SHARE puts forth a massive effort in each of the animals that walk through their doors. They make an effort to spotlight a new animal and share success stories on their media platforms each week, and are always looking for ways to make the absolute most out of any donation given to them.
Working in conjunction as a gap service provider with the city’s animal control center, Friends of the Lafayette Animal Shelter act as a safety net for those animals needing a little more compassion and rehabilitation than the city has resources for. FLASH works almost entirely out of a foster network and stays in constant contact with the animal care and control center in order to communicate what is most needed by them to the community. This nonprofit helps in providing additional veterinary services and dedicates a lot of time to ensure the most vulnerable animals do not get left behind.