During any major weather event, animal shelters all across Acadiana are inundated with our four legged friends lost in the chaos of severe weather. Staff members at the Lafayette Animal Control center say they've picked up many dogs and cats since the storm began last week.
But all too often people forget to claim their pets in a timely fashion, and most shelters have a limit on how long they can keep your pets before they have to make a decision on what to do with them.
According to Virginia Lee with the Lafayette Animal Control Center, people have been calling them looking for their pets. But if people do not claim their pets within five days they go up for adoption or will be euthanized. Pit bulls are especially in danger because they are not adopted out in Lafayette Parish. Luckily for the breed some rescue groups will save them.
Cajun Paws Rescue is one of those groups. They have several that are currently in need of a good homes. If you'd like to contact Cajun Paws Rescue you can call Amber Prejean at 337 501 1153.
If you are missing a pet you are urged to contact your local animal control center.