The Ascension animal shelter, CARA’s House, 9894 Airline Highway, in Sorrento, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Animals can be adopted any day but Wednesday. The “Home for the Holidays” special is $50 for dogs and $25 for cats through Dec. 23. All animals will be fully vetted, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated for rabies.

Owner surrenders and strays can be dropped off between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No drop-offs on Wednesdays.

For information, call (225) 675-0400.

Donations can be made directly to the shelter or can be sent by paypal to

Available for adoption, foster or rescue are: