Natchitoches Hope for Paws
Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
PO Box 2552
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Our Mission: We are a foster and adoption organization for the homeless, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats within the Natchitoches community. We work together in finding them caring homes.... one paw print at a time.
Non Profit organization: We are a group of animal lovers whose mission is to provide sanctuary and find homes for abandoned, stray and neglected dogs and cats within the Natchitoches community.
For more information on volunteering, becoming a foster parent, a member or to donate to our cause, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us on Facebook at Natchitoches Hope for Paws along with our new website at www.natchitocheshopeforpaws.net
(website currently under construction)
About Our Rescue Group:Dear animal friend,
We are a new animal advocacy group in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Natchitoches Hope for Paws. Our entire focus is on rescuing animals, fostering and nursing them back to health, and finding homes for them. A more passionate, dedicated collection of people you could not hope to find. And yet the underlying problem, that of animal overpopulation, makes our task truly like pushing that fabled stone up that hill.
The message about spaying and neutering companion animals just does not seem to be getting across, judging from our experience—and those tragic statistics above. If we could spend one moment in your seat, with your audience, we would plead with them to make SURE to spay and neuter their pets, always. We could share so many heartbreaking stories, of pregnant animals abandoned along highways, in fields, in woods—or if not the mothers, of the puppies and kittens and those somewhat older, in dumpsters, in driveways. Of dogs dumped as puppies, who live their lives scrounging, with no shelter, surviving on handouts if they’re lucky, until we manage to capture them (if they’re very lucky) and begin the process of socializing them, so that they may someday have a real, loving home.
There is a new city animal shelter, that replaced a badly deteriorated previous one. It is certainly not a “no-kill” facility, and there still is no shelter at all to serve the parish (county). Space, staff, and funding are limited, as are the services the city shelter can provide. Hope for Paws wants to open its own shelter just to be able to house more fostered animals until homes can be found for them, even has a donated building that we are gradually working to set up as just such a facility. This of course requires not only time and sweat equity, but funds. Once it is complete and open, there still will be the ongoing costs of food, vaccinations, utilities, security, and insurance.
An all-out promotion of spaying and neutering, with the possibility of subsidized, low-cost operations for pet owners who can’t otherwise afford them, even—as has been successfully done in other areas—a traveling spay/neuter van that could take the service to the people where they are, could really make a difference. Without some concerted effort, the problem will never go away, never change—will, in fact, continue to grow. So many animals guilty only of being born will continue to suffer.
If there is any way in which you could help us to help animals, it would mean so much. Please, lend your voice. People will listen. We ask only that you do whatever you can to help.
This is who we are, why we started slowly making a difference in the lives of strays in our community and why we need your help and support.
All donations are needed to keep us going here and to help others who rescue and need assistance in our area.
Donate to Our Rescue Group...We accept any donations. Blankets, dog houses, monetary, kennels, heartguard, dog beds, dog food, collars, leashes, etc.
Come Meet our Pets:We have been accepted into PetSmart's program and will be in Alexandria, LA and Shrevport, LA on a monthly basis.
We have regular adoption days in our community as well and post the information on our facebook page, under natchitoches hope for paws.
Website is currenlty under construction. Please let us know if you would like us to add you to our email listing for events held in our area.
Our Adoption Process:We require a vet reference, a fenced yard and a standard fee of $65.
If it is a small dog, we will adopt to an apartment or smaller dwelling suitable for small dogs and possibly without a fence.
We refund those that are adopted out and too young to yet spay or neuter. Once follow up is made and proof is given, we refund $25. from the original adoption fee.