Help Pets

& People

Acadiana Animal Aid has limited space for owned and stray animals. Because of the high demand for space, there may be a waiting period before an animal can be accepted into our shelter. Please note, Acadiana Animal Aid accepts pets if we have space and by appointment only. Please scroll to the form below for assistance.

Reuniting On Your Own

Reuniting a lost pet with its owners should be the very first step when encountering a stray animal, as the majority of stray animals are found within a couple miles of their home. We recommend reviewing the suggestions below and putting any amount of effort into reunification before doing anything else.
  1. Have the animal scanned for a microchip for FREE at any veterinary office, including 24hr emergency clinics. Acadiana Animal Aid also offers this service. 
  2. Post flyers and knock on any homes or businesses in the surrounding area that the animal was found. Contact local veterinarians and shelters/rescues.
  3. Post on Facebook and in groups geared towards reuniting lost pets with their owners:
  1. Use resources such as Pawboost and Nextdoor app to instantly spread local awareness and reach a wider audience. 
  2. Try to commit to holding the animal in your care or finding someone else who can while putting forth efforts to locate a possible owner OR eventually rehoming the animal. 


Check out pets.findhelp.com for additional resources in your area.

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Surrender Request Form to AAA

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    After completion of this form please allow time for our staff to review everything and get back to you. If you have any additional questions or require further assistance please email surrender@acadianaanimalaid.org