Acadiana Animal Aid is a cat and dog rescue and adoption organization, based in Carencro, just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. On any given day, we care for more than 100 dogs and 120 cats at our shelter, and more in our network of foster families. All are looking for permanent homes. Our cats and dogs come to us as strays, owner surrenders, rescues from negligent situations, but mainly from euthanizing shelters. We’re an ‘all-breed’ rescue group and we don’t discriminate against any animal due to size, age, breed, color or background. Our cats and dogs stay with us–and receive a safe and caring haven and all necessary veterinary care–until a permanent home or partner rescue is found for them. Our intakes are dependent on available space at our shelter or in our foster homes.
Our website is an opportunity for you to become familiar with AAA – our mission, motivations, and the dedicated staff and volunteers who make it work. Explore volunteer and adoption resources, and browse our News & Events page to find out what’s happening at Acadiana Animal Aid.
Founded in 1974 & Chartered As A 501(C)3 Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization
Acadiana Animal Aid is funded by donations, fundraisers, and adoption fees and is governed by a Board of Directors.
Our Board Members
Acadiana Animal Aid rescued over 2,700 in 2017, 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.