Lafayette’s new ‘no-kill’ animal shelter 90% complete


Lafayette, La. (KLFY) Lafayette has reached its “no-kill” goal of saving and adopting animals in its city shelters.

The term, “no-kill” includes adopting out healthy animals and only euthanizing terminally ill animals and aggressive animals that can’t be adopted.

The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) says the no-kill status means that the shelter has saved the lives of 90 percent or more of the animals brought to the shelter.

“Strategic, innovative methods and procedures were put into place at the shelter in order to achieve this coveted goal,” Director Shelley Delahoussaye said. 

Reaching the no-kill goal comes just in time for the completion of the new Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center set to open in April.

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