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Carencro, LA 70520


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Jacob was a big, beautiful, yellow lab with a story similar to many of the animals we take in here at LAA. 


He initially came to us in poor shape, underweight and positive for Heartworms. Under our care, and with a strong will and a big heart, Jacob slowly gained weight and was blooming into the beautiful lab he was truly meant to be. Unfortunately, he still had to endure the treatment for Heartworms, a terrible yet preventable illness he got from the single bite of a mosquito.



So, under our vigilant care and our vet’s expert direction, Jacob began his painful treatment.

Sadly, though, in spite of our best efforts, this disease proved to be too much for him, as it does for so many dogs who contract Heartworms. On January 31st, 2007, Jacob lost his battle after a valiant fight. He is sorely missed by all of us at the shelter.




In his memory, and in memory of all the dogs who have died due this horrible and preventable disease, we have started the Jacob Fund.
Well over 50% of all adult dogs that come into our shelter are infected with this disease.
Treatment for each of these dogs runs between $500 -  $1000, depending on the size of the dog, plus Pre-treatment health assessments. Any Complications before, during or after treatment are additional.

Please consider making a donation in Jacob’s name - your funds will go towards the care and recovery of the many dogs who we treat for Heartworms and towards our efforts to educate more and more people about this deadly, yet very preventable disease


Alternatively, you can mail your donation to

Lafayette Animal Aid, PO Box 298, Carencro, LA 70520. 









And Please remember to talk to your vet about Heartworm prevention for your own dogs - a simple, inexpensive, once-a-month tasty treat can save your dog’s life.

Here's some more information about Heartworm disease
American Heartworm Society
Dog Owners Guide

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