Acadiana Animal Aid is thrilled to announce the organization recently received a $20,000 transport grant from the ASPCA.
The grant was received in May and will underwrite costs for pre-transport veterinary care for the next twelve months. Prior to transport, AAA provides all necessary veterinary care including vaccines, dewormer, flea and heartworm prevention, heartworm tests, rabies vaccines, spay and neuter, and microchips to all puppies and dogs relocated as part of the transport program. During the grant period, Acadiana Animal Aid projects nearly 1,500 dogs will leave Louisiana via transport.
Each year, AAA transports nearly 1,800 shelter pets to no kill shelter partners throughout the United States.
“Transport is a key lifesaving strategy in Louisiana where there is a tremendous pet overpopulation problem. Each year, Acadiana Animal Aid transports nearly 70% of all pets entering the shelter to communities in need of adoptable pets. Support by the ASPCA ensures cats and dogs coming to AAA from municipal shelters have a pathway to an adoptive home,” says Acadiana Animal Aid Executive Director Jeanine Foucher.
AAA’s transport program was launched in 2015 thanks to a grant from the ASPCA which allowed for the purchase of the transport vehicle. Since that time, the ASPCA has remained an incredible partner to Acadiana Animal Aid.
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 and is North America’s first animal welfare organization. The ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.
Acadiana Animal Aid is the region’s leader in animal transport, adoption, and education. For 44 years, AAA has played a vital role in saving animals from impoverished, resource-deprived communities. For more information, visit www.acadianaanimalaid.org.