Who and What is CARA's House?
CARA's House is an animal shelter derived from a public- private partnership between Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension (CARA), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and the Parish of Ascension working to serve lost and abandoned animals in our community.
9894 Airline Hwy.
Sorrento, LA 70778
Phone: (225) 675-0400
Fax: (225) 675-0401
Dog Adoption - $115
Cat Adoption - $85
Rescue Pull - $10
Owner Surrender $50 for unaltered animal Stray surrender $10 per animal
Owner Reclaim fee: $50 first offense
$100 second offense
Third offense you can loose ownership of your animal.
As Ascension Parish's population grows, more animals are living without homes. They are in desperate need for someone to take care of them. With all of the joy and affection that pets can bring to a home, it is a travesty that hundreds of pets right here in our community have no home, resulting in many of them being euthanized.
CARA's House fills the need of finding "furever" homes for homeless companion animals by promoting pets for adoption, and placing them in foster care while they wait for a "forever" home. On November 10, 2015, via a CEA (Cooperative Endeavor Agreement), CARA took over the operation of the Ascension Parish Animal Shelter in Sorrento, greatly increasing the scope of CARA's activities and need for manpower and donations. So, now, more than ever, CARA's House needs your help!
You can help in many ways - adopt, volunteer, foster and/or donate.
Cara’s House is an open intake animal shelter for Ascension Parish, Louisiana. We are not a rescue group. Because we are an open intake shelter, we cannot limit the number of animals that come into our care. We cannot turn away animals regardless of age, breed, etc. Our goal is to only euthanize the terminally ill or aggressive however, we may be forced to euthanize based on the number of animals and duration of stay in order to have enough cage space available to accept all animals. We are under contract with the parish to receive strays and owner surrendered dogs & cats. We also take in many unwanted, abused and abandoned dogs and cats that the parish animal control brings in.
CARA’S House provides testing, shots, medical treatment, microchipping and spay/neuters for the animals in our care. Donations from the public go a long way in helping up continue to provide this level of treatment.
Many people have the mistaken notion that these animals are supported by tax dollars. Not so. Without your contributions of time and money, approximately 3000 animals a year would be (literally) without a place to go. CARA’s House is an "open door" shelter, we take on a tremendous but vital burden in sheltering animals that no other local agency or facility will accept.
CARA's Board of Directors:
Reagan Law Daniel
Niki Mackles Stephens
Niki Mackles Stephens