The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) continues to make progress towards no kill status.
In an effort to decrease the amount of euthanized animals, LASCC will hold the 1st Second Chance Saturday event of the year, tomorrow January 1st, 2019.
LASCC holds the monthly event each second Saturday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for adoptions of dogs, puppies, cats or kittens. Second Saturday adoptions aim to give shelter animals a second chance at being adopted into a loving family.
The shelter, located at 613 W. Pont Des Mouton Rd. in Lafayette, will be open from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for adoptions of dogs, puppies, cats or kittens housed at the shelter. All shelter animals are neutered or spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested and micro-chipped, free of charge. Adoption fees for dogs and puppies are $35 and $25 for cats and kittens. Fee’s are waived for Military Veterans and Senior Citizens age 65+.
A representative for LASCC says that although extended adoption hours have increased the number of adopted animals,LASCC is still working hard to reach it’s no-kill status.
“Second Chance Saturday adoptions aim at increasing LASCC’s adoptions, thereby reducing the euthanasia rate. Extended adoption 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.”
Mayor-President Robideaux launched the NO KILL 2020 initiative in 2016. Since then, annual shelter adoptions have increased from 517 to 1,059 and animals sent to rescue organizations have increased from 174 to 768. Shelter euthanasia rates have dropped from 2,765 to 847.
“Adoption opportunities such as Second Chance Saturday, strong partnerships with private rescue organizations and new programs and policies at the shelter are all ways Robideaux’s initiative is making tremendous strides towards LASCC reaching no kill status by 2020.”
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