News Release

LASCC Reaches 1,000 Adoptions in 2018
Posted: 12/21/2018 3:00 PM
 

Saturday Adoption Event at Tractor Supply

The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) celebrated the 1,000th adoption for 2018 on December 14. Ruger, a Labrador mix, was the lucky adoptee who found his “fur-ever” home with Jewel Everett.

LASCC Supervisor Shelly Delahoussaye is enthusiastic about the shelter’s record-breaking adoption year. “We have never in the history of Lafayette Animal Shelter & Care Center accomplished 1,000 adoptions in one year. In 2015,the year before Mayor Robideaux took office and began his No Kill 2020 initiative, we had 517 adoptions and we have since doubled that number! This means so much to not only the animals that were saved, but speaks to the community of Lafayette. Lafayette took responsibility for the homeless pets in our area and opened their hearts and homes to make a difference. It takes a village and we thank our awesome staff, dedicated volunteers, our hosts for offsite adoption events such as Tractor Supply, Petco, Ranch Outlet, and the Lafayette Public Library. A huge thank you goes to SpayNation for Dogs & Cats, as they helped us to get these animals vetted and available for adoption. Thank you to every single one of our adopters, you inspire us to save them all!”

Ruger’s adoption as well as LASCC’s milestone was celebrated Wednesday, December 18, 2018 at the shelter with a reception and press conference. Ruger was presented with gifts from the shelter with Lisa Everett, the mother of Ruger’s adopter, accepting the gifts on his behalf.


 

Reaching 1,000 adoptions for 2018 is a significant accomplishment for Mayor Robideaux’s No Kill 2020 initiative. The initiative has not only significantly increased the number of animals adopted and sent to rescue organizations, but also decreased the shelter’s euthanasia rates.  

Through a multi-faceted approach of increasing adoption opportunities, strengthening partnerships with private rescue organizations and instituting new policies at the shelter, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s initiative is making tremendous strides towards LASCC reaching “No Kill” status by 2020.

Thanks to the hard work of LASCC and its supporters, Ruger and 999 animals like him, can enjoy their second chance at life in their new homes.

LASCC still hopes to increase the number of animals saved for 2018 with a final adoption event of 2018. For those interested in adopting a dog or puppy Christmas, LASCC is hosting a doggie adoption event tomorrow, Saturday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply 651 I-10 N Frontage Rd in Scott. The event is open to the public for anyone interested in adopting dogs or puppies housed at the shelter. Regular adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $35 and $25 for cats and kittens. Adoption fees are waived for military veterans with IDs and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Cash only will be accepted at this adoption event. Every adoptable animal from the shelter is neutered or spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested and microchipped, a value of $200-500.

For individuals interested in gifting a shelter pet, adoption gift certificates are the best option. 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. LASCC adoption gift certificates are available for purchase at the shelter and cover costs associated with regular adoption, including spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchips.

For more information on the Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center visit www.LafayetteLA.gov/LASCC.