There are many different ways to help the animals in the shelter.
The #1 thing AAVA needs is funds and fosters! Without this saving lives is not possible!
As a result of the latest meeting of the subcommittee for change the following procedure will now be followed in the shelter.
There will be twenty cages that have a 30 day hold. The animals in the cages will be euthanized on day 31 if not rescued.
The rest of the cages in the shelter will be a 4 day hold only. Animals in these cages will be euthanized on day 5 if not rescued.
All rescues must now come to Animal Aid for Vermilion Area to pull. Please visit the rescue tab of our website for more information http://
HOW YOU CAN HELP! We need to empty the 30 day hold cages as fast as possible! While these animals do have 30 days we need the space to move the other animals in to give them a chance.
So - SHARE, CROSSPOST, SHARE! You can help us save the animals in the Vermilion shelter and together we feel that we can make this shelter no kill!
Album of animals in need- https://www.facebook.com/
We would like to thank the Vermilion Parish Police Jury for working with Animal Aid for Vermillion Area.
If a pet in our list touches your heart but you can't adopt right
now, you may be thinking about sending some money so that we can
"pull" the pet from the pound and save his life
While we are extremely thankful for any donation, the problem is that we would not know where to put the pet: We only have 2 or 3 foster homes and boarding facilities usually require the pet to have been vaccinated and isolated for several days before being accepted.
Become that pet's Guardian Angel and make a donation which we will give to any legitimate rescue group who offers to take the pet (minus any minimal costs we may incur).
How does that work?
We are constantly in touch with fellow rescue groups and individual rescuers and we let them know when money has been donated towards a pet as an incentive to rescue that pet. Rescue groups are always limited in what they can accomplish, often because of a lack of funds. Sponsorship is a great way to help them rescue and place pets. We will of course let you know which group received the pet and that group can inform you of your sponsored pet's progress.
How much should you donate?
Please visit our "What it cost" page to get a better idea of how much would really help. We hope this information may serve as incentive.
What if the pet dies in between?
Sadly this can happen. The pets at the pound have often been found as strays and usually had no previous vet care. Puppies are very wormy and adults have heartworms. They can also contract distemper, parvo, or other terrible diseases from other unfortunate animals also in the pound. If the pet you wanted to help dies, we will assign your donation to another pet who will benefit from your kindness, and we will let you know. There are so many pets in danger!
What will happen if no group shows any interest?
You may want to increase your donation to make it more appealing or have some of your friends donate too. Or maybe even reconsider the possibility of adopting the pet yourself. But do NOT wait!!!! Every pet at the pound is on death row.
We do the best we can to save as many as possible but we are not in charge of the pound and pets are euthanized after four days, in compliance with the decision of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury. We do what we can and all we can but this is beyond our control. If this very sad situation occurs, we will assign your donation to another pet who will benefit from your kindness, and we will let you know. There are so many pets on death row and their status can change daily and even hourly!
Can you pledge money and make the donation directly to the rescue group who takes the pet?
Unfortunately situations have occurred in the past where money was pledged to help a pet but was never donated. This puts both our organization and the rescue group who takes the pet in a very uncomfortable position. It also undermines our credibility for other sponsored pets. If you would like to be a Guardian Angel please make sure we do receive an actual donation ASAP - PayPal being the fastest way - and we will transfer it to the rescue group who takes the pet (minus any minimal costs we may incur).
If the pet dies or if you change your mind, can you recover your donation?
No, we are sorry, we will assign your donation to another pet who will benefit from your kindness, and we will let you know. There are so many pets in danger!