News Release

A Second Chance for Shelter Animals
Posted: 1/10/2018 10:00 AM
 
​Center Open Jan. 13 for Adoptions with Reduced Fees
 
The Lafayette Parish Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) will host its “Second Chance Saturday” adoption event on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at its facility located at 613 W. Pont Des Mouton Rd. in Lafayette. The event is open to the public for those interested in adopting dogs, puppies, cats or kittens housed at the shelter. Held on the second Saturday of each month, Second Chance Saturday offers shelter pets a second chance at being adopted into a loving home. Weekend adoptions also allow both the adopted animal and their new owner time to become acquainted with each other’s needs and schedules before resuming the regular week on Monday.
 
Every adoptable animal from the shelter is neutered or spayed, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and microchipped, which is a value of $200-500. In August, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux signed an ordinance which significantly lowers adoption fees to $35 for dogs and puppies and $25 for cats and kittens. Adoption fees are waived altogether for military veterans with IDs and senior citizens over 65 years of age. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover payments are accepted at LASCC.
 
LASCC will only be open for adoptions on the afternoon of Jan. 13 and 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.
 

For those interested in gifting loved ones with a shelter pet for the holidays, LASCC adoption gift certificates are the best option. Pet ownership requires planning and giving an LASCC “Gift Fur-tificate” ensures that the recipient is ready to welcome their new pet. Gift Fur-tificates allow recipients to select a puppy, kitten, dog or cat of their choice and cover costs associated with regular adoption, including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, heartworm testing and microchips. LASCC adoption gift certificates are available for purchase at the shelter in increments of $35 for dogs and puppies and $25 for cats and kittens.
 
For more information visit www.LafayetteLA.gov/LASCC.