Acadiana is known for its generosity during times of need.
Following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, fundraisers popped up across the country and our community responded. How does helping following a natural disaster affect non-profits locally? News15’s Chris Welty finds out one organization is howling for help.
On any given day, Acadiana Animal Aid cares for more than 100 dogs and 120 cats and even more through their network of foster families. The shelter is a non-proft and it depends heavily on the generosity of donors, fundraisers and adoption fees.
Mitch Johnson with Acadiana Animal Aid says, “If people were to help support us locally, they would see all the things we’ve been doing.”
In less than a month, Animal Aid will host Bark in the Park, its main fundraiser. The organization hopes to raise at least $30,000 in sponsorships, but it’s only halfway to that goal.
“Sponsorships allow us to continue to give the love, care and attention the animals we take in deserve,” said Johnson.
Animal Aid’s mission is to continue working until they all have a home. The money the no-kill shelter brings in supports the animals in a variety of ways.
“Whether that’s through food, medical treatments, toys, treats…sponsorships help us with everything,” said Johnson.
To sponsor Bark in the Park, call Acadiana Animal Aid at 337-896-1553. Bark in the Park will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 11:00 – 3:00 at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm.