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Offline marinafb

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highly adoptable dogs at Lafayette Animal Control
« on: April 05, 2009, 03:07:49 am »

Please consider this an urgent and immediate plea for a number of highly adoptable dogs at Lafayette Animal Control Center (a.k.a. Roicy Duhon Animal Control) in Lafayette, Louisiana.

For the next three weeks (until Monday, April 27), the shelter will not be offering any dogs for adoption to private individuals. Adoptions to the public will be temporarily halted for reasons explained below, but right now, there are over 30 dogs that are available to be pulled by legitimate rescue groups during this time.

As an animal control facility, LACC accepts every animal that is it asked to take in, regardless of health or circumstance. In recent months, the shelter has seen an increase in the number of unhealthy dogs, both in the general community, and coming in to the shelter. During this time, the staff has continued to follow (and has improved) protocols and procedures to control the spread of illness and disease among the dogs. They are now taking this opportunity (the next three weeks) to further improve the dogs' physical environment and health by implementing a number of new initiatives. These will include a new vaccination protocol; new intake, quarantine and housing policies;  and an intensive and thorough shelter disinfection. In addition, they are finalizing a community volunteer program which will include hands-on volunteer activity at the shelter and post-adoption follow-up and support.

Right now, there are over 30 dogs we are trying to place with rescue - to give the shelter the space and time it needs to complete the improvements. There may be more in the coming weeks, but right now these are the dogs we're working on - and they're urgent. They have all been vaccinated with DAPP and Bordatella (some twice) and de-wormed. They have been observed to monitor their health and each appears healthy.

The Shelter Director has asked us to help move these dogs out to rescue, rather than euthanizing them for space during this time, but LACC is a VERY high-intake shelter so it is URGENT that we get these dogs out quickly.

You can see photos of the dogs here : 100032

As we get more information on each of the dogs, we will include it with their photos. Right now, the dogs available include purebred Boxers, a Pekingese, Rat Terriers (including a RT/Dachshund? mix with her four 7-week-old babies), Lab puppies, Chihuahuas, more Dachshund mixes, little shaggy Terriers, Min Pins, a Border Collie, and many many more.....

Please check out their photos and if you can help, please let us know ASAP! If you need more information on any of the dogs, email us right away. We'll do everything we can to help get these dogs to rescue.

Cat adoptions will continue as normal during this period.

Contact us at roicyvolunteer s@

Freya-9 years collie shepard mix
Milo-6 years Pitt Bull
Bryce-3 years English Mastiff
Mab and Angus cool cats

Offline kathryn

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Re: highly adoptable dogs at Lafayette Animal Control
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 11:38:18 am »
I just went and looked at these pups and the Lab pups are just adorable!  I think Patty totally needs another 3 Labs.
Kaila - Belgian Malinois
Shiner - Malinois x Ridgeback
Toulouse, Cayenne, Raven - DSH

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