To date, Animal Aid for Vermilion Area, a non profit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization established in 1995, located in South Louisiana, has helped rescue thousands of animals.AAVA has worked through 5 natural disasters, including hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In the aftermath of Katrina, they helped unite people with their pets and saved cattle from drowning and starving.AAVA also helped pass the Pet Evacuation Bill that keeps service animals and pets from being left behind during a disaster.AAVA has been helping animals and their owners for over 25 years, and one of their goals is to rescue and rehome as many animals as possible from the local Animal Control facility, a high kill pound with no adoption program.While all pounds are always full of dogs and cats for adoption, we are facing a particular challenge: this is a high kill pound with no adoption program
Hercules was another volunteer favorite this weekend- he is an absolute ham who ate up all of the camera time and belly rubs from volunteers! We can’t imagine how Hercules found himself in the shelter as he is the absolute best boy! He loved laying in the cool clovers in the shade while other dogs approached him for a sniff or play, but he just couldn’t be bothered to move. Hercules would be a great companion animal or addition to any family- contact us today for a chance to meet this handsome hunk!
Adoption Process You must be 21 years of age or older.
The adoption fee is $150.00 for dogs and $85 for cats the fee covers vaccinations and spay/neuter, as well as a microchip that comes with a lifetime membership. Should you want to donate more it will be gratefully accepted!
A securely fenced yard is required. If your yard is not fenced please provide an description of your property.
Dogs must be indoor only homes. No exceptions.The use of chains and runners is not permitted. Dogs being kept outdoors only or in outdoor kennels is also not permitted.
You must fill out our online adoption application for dogs or cats
A vet check will be conducted, this may include checking out your residence, a background check, etc.
All of your animals must be spayed/neutered, on monthly heartworm prevention and up to date on all vaccinations. No exceptions.
You must uphold state laws.
If you rent a letter from your landlord showing approval will be required.
Cats will not be declawed. Indoor homes only, indoor outdoor homes considered on case by case basis depending on the cat and location of the home.
You must sign and abide by our adoption contract.
You agree to provide lots of tender loving care.
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