Find Lafayette Parish Louisiana animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. PO Box 53501 Lafayette LA 70505 337-291-2734
Lafayette Animal Aid 142 Le Medicin Road Carencro LA 70520 337-896-1553
Lafayette Animal Control Center 613 West Pont Des Mouton Road Lafayette LA 70507 337-291-5645
Paaw People Assisting Animal Welfare PO Box 1379 Youngsville LA 70592 337-856-7621
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.