Friends of Lafayette Animal Shelter
February 4th, 2012
January 30th, 2012
FLASh is raffling off 2 pairs of tickets to the sold out show, Cats, at the Heymann Center Feb. 13, 2012, in Lafayette. All proceeds go to helping the animals who end up at animal control, hoping for a new and forever home.
This event has a SPECIAL purpose! Proceeds will be used to fund a very special cat adoption promotion, Meow Meow! Adopt Me Now! On February 10th, 2012, FLASh is offering a full adoption fee rebate to the first five people who adopt a cat from Lafayette Animal Control Center!
So come adopt your new furry feline best friend (all standard LACC adoption requirements apply). A FLASh representative will be on hand to give you your rebate coupon.
To purchase raffle tickets, click here.
To contact us about adopting a kitty on Feb. 10, email us at email@example.com.
January 29th, 2012
Ozzie is a Cocker Spaniel that FLASh helped recently. He was just a pup, at Lafayette Animal Control Center, and had an injured hip. FLASh helped get him to rescue and helped with vet expenses for his bum hip. This is the rescue’s email update that she sent us a couple days ago on Sunday Jan. 31st
“Hey guys I thought you might like to see how big Ozzie has gotten. God he is BEAUTIFUL!!! There is not even a slight limp either. They have had him checked several times over the past year and he has healed perfectly. His best friend is a huge Pitbull. So cute.”
December 24th, 2011
This past Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 2011, three large Kuranda dog beds were delivered to Lafayette Animal Control Center, from FLASh. FLASh will also be purchasing some much-needed replacement parts for some of the dog beds at the shelter. More dog beds are needed. Please consider donating. Just go to the shelter’s PetFinder Page and click on the Donate a Bed Link. Thank you!
December 16th, 2011
Despite the chilly weather this past weekend, Santa Paws was a great success! The Santa Paws event was held this past Sunday, Dec. 10th, from 10 am to 2 pm. We raised about $300 after expenses. Woohoo! Overall the day was fun, albeit a bit chilly! We had a steady stream of customers, lots of yummy cookies and hot chocolate, plus some fun and cute furkids! Even a kitty showed up for his picture!
We’d like to give a special thank you to all of the FLASh-ers who came out to help! In attendance, we had Patty Meehan, Joe LaBove, Mary Beth and Michael Boatner, Anna Goodson, Miranda Bolin, Brittany Braud, and Ola Ayers! Chris and Rhonda Goodland showed up with some more yummy cookies! So thank you! Without you, the event wouldn’t have been a success!
Also, thanks to Andrea Gammons for sponsoring the amazing Christmas cards, which were made by Lowry’s Printing, for the photos. Thanks to Charley G’s for donating the hot chocolate which came from CC’s Coffehouse on Johnston St. Another thank you to KLFY anchor Michael Dupre for coming out to help. And lastly, two more HUGE HUGE thank yous to Mike Boatner for donating his time and equipment for taking all of the wonderful photos and thank you to our wonderful Santa Claus, Joe LaBove!!
If you are interested in having Mike come out to take photos of your event, don’t hesitate to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
What a fun day! Hope to see you next year! And Merry Christmas!
Enjoy all of the photos below from the event!
December 9th, 2011
First and foremost, LACC (Lafayette Animal Control Center) is in need of donations of Kuranda beds. The shelter is running short and these beds are great for the dogs (and kitties too). If you’ve never heard of a Kuranda Bed, head on over to http://kuranda.com/ to find out more about them. These beds are great for shelters because they are easy to clean and sanitize, plus they are chew proof! They are also very comfortable for the animals. Its much nicer to lay on something besides the cold floor!
So, if you wish to donate and keep our doggies toes warm, please click the image below!
Secondly, we have a great Happy Tails story to share! Meet Rex, a wonderful little Shitzu.
Rex was found by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Goodson, back in July 2011. He was wondering around Lafayette lost, alone, and terribly matted. Our wonderful leader, Patty Meehan took him in to foster, with the help of Lafayette Animal Aid as the sponsor. Now Rex has a new home! Just two weeks ago, Patty officially adopted Rex into her home. Below is the latest picture of the cutie with Santa (played by another wonderful volunteer, Joe). These are the kinds of happy tails that we live for everyday! We are slowly making out way to the goal of No More Homeless Pets!
Thank you Patty!
And Lastly, that picture of Santa and Rex lead up to a reminder about Santa Paws! In case you missed it, Santa and Rex were on KLFY TV 10 on their morning segment, Passe Partout, to promote our Santa Paws event. Come by the Pavilion at Girard Park from 10am to 2pm this coming up Sunday, December 11th, 2011. You’ll be able to take a picture of your pet and/or children with Santa. The cost is $20. Please bring cash or check!
Your photo will be processed at the event and you will go home with it in a holiday frame. Photography will be done by local photographer, Mike Boatner. Sweet treats will be provided! This event benefits FLASh.
Feel free to share this flier below with your friends and family!
See you there!
December 3rd, 2011
There is an ongoing Food Bank Donation Drive at the PetCo in Lafayette off of the Louisiana Ave. I-10 exit. Near the entrance of the store, there is a bin where you can leave donations. All donations of dog food and cat food are welcomed!
Food donations go to families in the Acadiana Area and for seniors who receive food from Meals on Wheels. Many of these seniors struggle to buy food for their beloved pets, so we give bags of food for them to give to the seniors. Some of these are their regulars and some are just temporarily down on their luck. We recently delivered a bag of Pedigree to a lady, who has a Beagle and two Pitbulls. Her husband has been out of work, but is just waiting to start his new job. These are the types of people we are trying to help!
Please consider donating so we can continue to do this service for our community.
November 12th, 2011
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November 9th, 2011The weather was perfect and the crowds were huge! Dogs from all over the Lafayette area took their people to Girard Park to celebrate the annual Bark in the Park, hosted by Lafayette Animal Aid. The FLASh booth was a popular spot: our Decorate Your Own Dog Bowl activity was a real hit! Everyone had a great time. Lots of new friends made. Lots of visiting with old friends. And the message was carried loud and clear to interested and supportive attendees – ADOPT!
Take a look at some of the fun we had Sunday HERE. A huge thank you to Rhonda G for taking such wonderful photos!
October 20th, 2011
Hello animal lovers! We’ve got lots to update you on!
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to our Strut Your Mutt event in September. It was very successful and fun was had by all. And let’s have a HUGE WELCOME to our newest members! Over 20 people joined FLASh as paid members, at Strut Your Mutt! Awesome!
Take a look at the wonderful photos of the day HERE.
On October 6th, we held a business meeting to discuss how to best use the SYM funds and other news. We had a terrific turnout and thank you to all who attended!
Please take a look through the summary of the meeting (linked below), and please share any thoughts or ideas you have, on any of the topics. You can email FLASh (email@example.com), me (firstname.lastname@example.org), or post on the FLASh Facebook page.
We also have more happy news!! FLASh has received a $2500 grant that we applied for, from PetCo Foundation! This grant was written specifically to assist folks calling in to the HotLine, which is used to help those in need when situations arise where someone cannot keep a pet, or have found a pet, and for families in a crisis situation who just may need a little help. The funds are dedicated to helping with spay/neuter costs, vaccination costs, pet food, and temporary boarding.
Just a reminder/information to all members, we do have a yahoo group that is a closed group – just FLASh people – no spammers, etc. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join it. It’s a very easy and effective way to communicate amongst each other, in a more ‘private’ setting than Facebook. This is where we post information about hotline calls, needs for help, just general discussions about things we are working on, etc.
To join, just go to http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/
Thank you, and keep checking back for more updates!