Acadiana Animal Aid’s Bark in the Park attracts largest crowd ever
Acadiana Animal Aid presented the eighteenth annual Bark in the Park on Sunday, Nov. 6, at Girard Park. The day-long fundraiser offered fun activities for community members and their companion animals, including contests, prizes, food, children’s activities, informational booths, and entertainment.
“Events like Bark in the Park financially support our work and also provide an opportunity for the community to see the extent of the life-saving work happening here at Acadiana Animal Aid,” said Dr. Carley Faughn, executive director. “If it were not for the support of the people of Acadiana we would not be able to surpass our annual goal and save 1,945 lives in 2015.”
Acadiana Animal Aid utilizes events such as Bark in the Park to educate the community on animal training and the importance of spay/neuter practices to reduce pet overpopulation. The non-profit organization works with area municipalities and other rescues to inspire healthy communities.
“We are proud of our efforts. After the August flooding, Acadiana Animal Aid led the effort to save over 800 cats and dogs by transporting them throughout the country,” said Melinda Falgout, Board chair. “This work, and the day-to-day efforts of saving lives would not be possible without community support of events such as Bark in the Park.”
Acadiana Animal Aid is the largest animal rescue organization in the region. For over 40 years, AAA has worked tirelessly to achieve its mission: “Until they all have a home.” Through adoption and transport initiatives, education programs for school children, and community outreach, AAA leads the way in inspiring a healthy community through compassion for animals.