News Release

Lafayette Tractor Supply Co. & Animal Shelter Partner for Saturday Adoption Event
Posted: 10/24/2017 4:00 PM
 


Lafayette’s Tractor Supply Co. and the Lafayette Parish Animal Shelter & Care Center (LASCC) will host a “Second Chance Saturday” adoption event on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in adopting dogs, puppies, cats or kittens which are housed at the shelter can play with and adopt one of the shelter pets onsite at 651 I-10 N. Frontage Rd. in Scott.

Second Chance Saturday events are aimed at increasing LASCC’s adoptions, thereby reducing the euthanasia rate. Similar events and extended hours have increased the number of adopted animals and have proven to be more convenient by working around people’s busy schedules. Saturday adoptions also allow both the adopted animal and their new owner the remainder of the weekend to become acquainted with each other’s needs and schedules before resuming the regular week on Monday.
 
In August, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux signed into law an ordinance which significantly lowers adoption fees to $35 for dogs and puppies and $25 for cats and kittens. Additionally, adoption fees are waived altogether for military veterans with ID and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Every adoptable animal from the shelter is neutered or spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped, which is a value of $200-$500. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover payments are accepted at LASCC.
 
Pet ownership requires planning and adoption gift certificates are the best option for individuals interested in gifting a shelter pet. Giving an LASCC “Gift Fur-tificate” ensures that the recipient is ready to welcome their new pet and allows them to select a puppy, kitten, dog or cat of their choice. LSACC adoption gift certificates are available for purchase at the shelter and cover costs associated with regular adoption, including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, heartworm testing and microchips.
 
LASCC will not accept animals for intake on this day. Regular adoption hours are from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Robideaux announced a no-kill initiative early in his administration and entered into a fellowship with Target Zero to achieve this goal. In addition to the reduced adoption fees and extended hours, LASCC is implementing other best practices to increase live outcomes by adopting a feline Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program and ramping up collaborations with local animal rescue organizations to provide new avenues for animals admitted to the shelter. Under the TNR program, also known as community cat diversion, free-roaming cats are safely trapped and then examined by a vet for overall health, spayed or neutered, and rabies vaccinated before being returned to the location where they were originally picked up. The spaying and neutering not only reduces the community cat population but also decreases nuisance behaviors associated with feral felines.
 
For more information on the Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center visit www.lafayettela.gov/aCPlus or https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteAnimalControlCenter/.