Fosters urgently needed to rescue puppies from the hamster house

Acadiana Animal Aid is desperate to find foster parents for the dogs in need of rescue from an intense hoarding situation. The problem is that the shelter is full and help is urgently needed to save these dogs, some of whom are still nursing puppies.

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AAA is asking anyone willing to foster, even if you can only commit for 1-2 weeks, to apply to foster now. When you register as a foster family, everything will be arranged. Fostering supplies, including food, medical care and adoption placements, are handled by the organization. All you have to do is provide housing and daily care.

Shelter allows the shelter to take in more animals that are in urgent situations, such as homes where animals are hoarded and neglected.

Chances are they won’t be able to take in all the animals at the collection site unless more foster parents volunteer for a week or so.

Acadiana Animal Aid posted a message on social media urgently appealing for help from the community or anyone who can come forward to foster temporarily.


We are in crisis mode trying to help with a large hoarding case, but our shelter is FULL and we desperately need foster families to step up. Fostering supplies, including food, medical care and adoption placements, are handled by our organization. All you have to do is provide housing and daily care. Our team is going TOMORROW 5/29 to assess the dogs and take in as many as possible, but these are our priorities:

  • There is a nursing mother with 10 8-day-old puppies. We have secured a foster home for them until June 12 and are looking for additional foster parents who can trade. Even though you can only take them for 2 weeks at a time, we are looking for foster parents who can work together until they are old enough to wean from mother.
  • A pregnant woman who will probably give birth any day now. Again, if you are unable to accommodate long term, we are happy to work with multiple foster parents who are willing to take turns in 2-3 week increments, but we NEED the commitments to help.
  • A litter of 4 puppies, approximately 8 weeks old, just separated from mom.

AND MORE! Everything helps, a commitment of at least 2 weeks can make a huge difference!

Why Fostering Matters – A Message from Acadiana Animal Aid

Fosters provide temporary homes for cats and dogs in need and provide a safe, nurturing environment as a healthy alternative to shelter. As a non-profit rescue organization, our facility has a limited capacity for the number of animals we can rescue at any one time, and foster homes allow us to greatly increase that number, accounting for nearly 60% of our life savings each year! That’s more than 1,000 animals should not get out alive without your help!

Our program focuses on the most sensitive population, of animals that are too young, sick, injured or simply in need of socialization, decompression or mental/physical stimulation. Foster families also provide crucial insight into a more accurate assessment of personality, general behavior, and home lifestyle expectations, which can better prepare them for adoption success.

Whether you stay for a few days, a few weeks, or all the way until an adoption place is found, the comfort and care you provide are priceless. We guarantee that your selfless act of compassion will be repaid tenfold, from the gratitude of a shelter pet whose trajectory is forever changed, to their future families you help build. We thank you for being their hero.

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