To pull a pet from VPRAC, the shelter, you will need:
IMPORTANT: DO NOT confuse the Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control (VPRAC) and Animal Aid for Vermilion Area (AAVA)! VPRAC is animal control for Vermilion parish; AAVA is the rescue trying to save the animals in VPRAC.
You may visit the animal control's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/VermilionParishRAC/info
In other pounds, the number of pets on death row decreases thanks in part to the public adopting pets, NOT in Kaplan. THE KAPLAN POUND DOES NOT HAVE AN ADOPTION PROGRAM TO THE PUBLIC, this is why it is a particular challenge to save pets from there; i.e. the only way pets can get out of that pound alive is through animal welfare organizations. If John Doe, wants a dog or cat from there, he needs to find a group willing to put the pet in its adoption program. Any individual wishing to adopt can go through our rescue to adopt. Visit here to adopt http://animalaidvermilionarea.com/adoptions.php
Some rescue groups also offer to take pets under the condition that they are pulled from the pound, vaccinated, in isolation for 10 days or so, and sometimes fixed. While we understand the rationale, it is VERY difficult to do this. We simply do not have the foster homes and resources to keep dogs for 10 days.
The faster they "move", the more we can save, and the pound definitely fills up faster than we can empty it!
So PLEASE... try to understand and organize the transport or the fostering as much as possible on your end. We do have boarding spots available at a cost of $12 a day.
PLEASE DO NOT SUGGEST you will take a pet if you don't have the firm intention to do so. If your rescue agrees to take a pet and then backs out, you will be banned from pulling from VPRAC. This only endangers the life of the pet, hurts the relationship with the pound and confuses things to a great extend. When a rescue group says they will come on a certain day but does not show up, not only may the pets be killed but it may also be used to justify NOT letting animal welfare organizations pull pets anymore. This possibility has already been brought up. What would happen then? EVERY SINGLE PET WOULD BE KILLED. NO EXCEPTION. NO CHANCES AT SURVIVAL.
The pound will not keep pets for any groups, and we operate on a first come, first served, best fit basis.
Should you find out the pets you wanted have been placed, please CONSIDER TAKING OTHER PETS, pets are brought in every day and may not be listed yet, and they have only 4 days before being killed.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING! Many, many pets have already been saved thanks to other animal welfare organizations taking them. We cannot express how thankful and relieved we are to know that we can count on you!
Please don't let the Vermilion pets down, help us save as many as possible.