On Monday, Heidi Paterson with Acadiana Animal joined GMA to share all that's happening at the shelter.
A main focus for the shelter in the new year is getting the community involved by volunteering.
Opportunities are available for anyone, including teens, to lend a hand during daily routines and events.
Experience is not necessary to volunteer and training will occur on site. To find volunteer positions, click here.
Shelter staff are also now slowly beginning to clear through its distemper quarantine, which put many dog and puppy adoptions on hold.
As test return negative, those puppies will slowly but surely come up for adoption.
An extensive testing schedule is in place to ensure that all dogs are free of the distemper virus before being cleared for adoption.
The shelter is still in need of some supplies to provide a safe and clean environment for their animals. To make a donation visit the Acadiana Animal Aid website.
Meanwhile, the shelter says that families are encouraged to consider adopting any number of cats currently at the shelter.
Cats and kittens have not been affected by the canine distemper virus and are available for adoption.
For more information on how you can adopt or help Acadiana Animal Aid, call 337-895-1553 or go to acadianaanimalaid.com.