Acadiana Animal Aid asking for donations of shelter items

Posted at 6:58 AM, Jan 14, 2020

Heidi Paterson and Diego from Acadiana Animal Aid joined GMA to celebrate National Dress Your Pet Day and LSU's big victory in the National Championship Game.

The duo are also hopeful that the community will continue to support the work of Animal Aid by donating much needed shelter items.

An Amazon wishlist has been provided by the shelter on their website. Items that are needed range from cleaning supplies to dog toys. Paterson says that ordering via Amazon is a easy way for the items to be delivered to the shelter without needing donors to schedule a drop off.

It's been one month since the first positive canine distemper test at the shelter. And Animal Aid says they believe that the shelter is turning the corner and heading toward the finish line.

Dogs on site, in foster care, and those recently adopted are continuing to be tested. A final round of tests for on-site dogs will be held in about 2-3 weeks.

Normal shelter operations will resume if all dogs come back negative for the disease. Animal Aid hopes to be fully operational by the beginning of February.

In the interim, the shelter is open for cat adoptions and cat volunteer opportunities.

Those interested in adopting can call 337-896-1553 or go to