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Acadiana Animal Aid needs volunteers for shelter run

Posted at 11:43 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:28:25-05

Acadiana Animal Aid is looking for volunteers to give their shelter dogs some love and attention.

Every Thursday night at 6 p.m., runners from around town meet at the shelter to exercise with the dogs. The volunteer commitment lasts about one hour. Executive Director Jeanie Foucher said, “You don’t have to be a “runner” to participate. Just someone interested in giving our dogs some exercise.”

Runners meet at the main shelter building, 142, Le Medicin Road, first building on the right on the gravel drive at 6:00. From there AAA staff greet the runners, provide an overview and then start handing out dogs on leashes to be exercised.

Foucher said, “This experience is so beneficial for the dogs as it provides mental and physical stimulation and also an opportunity for social interactions. And, they love it.”

WHO: Volunteer shelter runners
WHAT: Running Acadiana Animal Aid shelter dogs
WHERE: 142 Le Medicin Road, Carencro, 70520
WHY: To provide much needed mental, physical and social stimulation to dogs waiting to find their forever homes.
WHEN: Thursdays at 6 p.m.