Acadiana Animal Aid (AAA) is the region’s leader in animal transport, adoption, and education. We provide a safe place to land for animals at risk of euthanasia before they take off to their adoptive homes. For 48 years, AAA has played a vital role in saving animals from impoverished, resource-deprived communities. We transfer in pets at risk of euthanasia from municipal shelters throughout the state, provide veterinary and daily care, and create pathways to their futures. AAA is known locally and nationally for its transport program, a lifesaving strategy to reduce the 40% euthanasia rate of shelter pets in Louisiana. Our commitment to saving our region’s pets runs deep – in 2022, we saved nearly 2,000 cats and dogs through local and out-of-state adoptions and transport.
Founded in 1974 & Chartered As A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization
Acadiana Animal Aid is funded by donations, fundraisers, adoption and transport fees
and is governed by a Board of Directors.
Our Mission & Vision
Acadiana Animal Aid is dedicated to saving the lives of unwanted, stray and neglected companion animals with a focus on those most at risk of euthanasia at our local municipal shelter, and numerous other municipal shelters throughout the state.
We work daily to accomplish our vision in saving the lives of companion animals until they all have a home.
Acadiana Animal Aid is the largest local animal welfare organization in the area that is leading the way in inspiring a healthy community through compassion for animals.
We strive to not only rescue and find homes for these companion animals, but, also, to be an integral part of inspiring our community through education, volunteer, foster, transport and adoption programs. As a partner to the Pet Food Pantry, we strongly believe in serving as a resource for our community, which includes providing opportunities for them to be responsible, loving pet owners that have access to affordable care and nutrition.
2023 By the Numbers:
Meet The Team!
Shelter Operations Director
Dr. Katie Crabbe
Dr. Liz Van Bebber
Shelter Operations Assistant Director
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Acadiana Animal Aid rescued nearly 2,700 in 2019, with a 99% save rate. Companion animals remain available for adoption/transport as long as necessary and are never euthanized for space.
The save rate, calculated in accordance with the nationally recognized Shelter Animals Count Database Project, reflects the many options for pets that come to the shelter besides adoption, such as animal transfers and animals who are returned to their owner. Acadiana Animal Aid conducts daily and monthly physical inventories and spot audits, to ensure our data is accurate.