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  • Lafayette boundary ordinance up for adoption

    February 3, 2014 8:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected Tuesday to consider adopting an ordinance that would start the process of resetting the boundary line between Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert said during a Jan. 21 meeting that state law requires that Lafayette Consolidated Government fix... more »
  • Louisiana prisoners train dogs up for adoption

    December 16, 2013 7:24 AM

    ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) - Louisiana corrections officials are touting a program in which prisoners provide obedience training to dogs set for adoption. Three of those dogs were set Monday to be part of "graduation" ceremonies at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. State officials say a... more »
  • Angels 4 Paws

    January 13, 2012 9:02 AM

    Angels 4 Paws Adoption Day Jan. 14th Angels 4 Paws is having their monthly adoption day Sat.Jan 14th, from 10a-1pm. They will have small to large dogs that are in need of homes. Give them a visti at Tractor Supply - 204 Odd Fellows Rd in Crowley, Louisiana!! ... more »
  • Lafayette Pet Adoption Day

    October 15, 2011 11:37 PM

    The Animal Care Hospital in Lafayette held a howl--ween bash. Dozens gathered for a pet costume contest and adoption day. Over the year, more than one thousand pets are rescued from the Vermillion Parish Gas Chamber and placed into loving homes.
  • Organization Saves Shelter Dogs Before They're Euthanized

    June 3, 2011 4:11 PM

    The Acadia Parish Animal Shelter can house hundreds of dogs, but Animal Control Officer, Latrell Primeaux, said there's never enough room. "We pick up about ten a day-it's ridiculous," she said. The deadline for these dogs to be put down is typically seven days, but Primeaux says they try to... more »
  • Cupids & Canines Adoption Day

    February 20, 2011 9:04 PM

    Some of Acadiana's furry friends are in new homes. 8-dogs were hand picked at Sunday's "Cupids and Canines" adoption event. Several Acadiana rescue groups came together to provide a one stop shop for those looking to add a 4-legged friend to their family. The adopting families also took... more »
  • Miami Court Upheld Ruling Overturned Law Banning Adoption by Gays

    September 22, 2010 11:32 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A Miami appeals court has upheld a ruling overturning Florida's law banning adoption by gays. The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued its decision Wednesday affirming a lower court's decision that the ban is unconstitutional. Florida is the only state with a law flatly banning gays from... more »
  • Woman Collects Adoption Expenses, Then Refused To Turn Over Baby

    June 24, 2010 3:15 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies say they are looking for a 30-year-old Hammond woman accused of collecting expenses in an adoption arrangement, then refusing to turn over the baby. According to an arrest warrant, 30-year-old Jennifer Harrod allegedly signed a contract Jan. 15 with an adoption agency... more »
  • Foster Parents Provide More Than a Home

    November 25, 2009 1:36 PM

    Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90. After their father chose not... more »
  • DSS Kicks Off Adoption Month With Celebration at Governor's Mansion

    November 6, 2009 1:48 PM

    Events planned across state all month BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) will celebrate the 451 families who made adoptive commitments to 582 Louisiana children over the past year at the 11th Annual Adoption Celebration today (Friday, November 6) beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the... more »

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