Who We Are

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.

Our Board Members

Gilbert Decourt
Board Chair
Becky Kirk

Bob Giles
Sandy Giles
Vice President
Emily Hamner
Christie Dunn, CPA
Chris Welty
KLAF News Director

Our Staff Members

Executive Director
Executive Director
Jamie Clark
Director/Transport Coordinator
Elizabeth St. Cyr
Canine Care Coordinator
Ellen Plonsky
Administrative Assistant
Tori Teer
Foster Coordinator
Chyrl Clothier
Facilities Manager

Support Acadiana Animal Aid

Help support Acadiana Animal Aid and the countless rescue animals in our care.

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

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.

View Statistics SAC 2017