HOPE for Animals
HOPE's mission is to save and improve quality of life for as many stray and homeless animals as possible by placing them in foster or adoptive homes. HOPE (Humane Organizations for the Protection and Education for Animals) also strives to educate the public about the dire need for spaying and neutering, as our country is currently fighting a vast problem with cat and dog overpopulation. Through our education program, we teach young children about the needs of dogs and cats and the responsibility of pet ownership.
HOPE for Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations made to HOPE are tax deductible. We operate solely on these generous donations and grants to keep our operations running.
We are no-kill organization that care for animals as long as it takes to get them adopted into a loving home. We house some of our dogs at a kennel in the Lafourche Parish area and rely on our established network of foster homes that take in rescues until they are adopted.
Currently, HOPE has no physical location. Our dream is one day acquire land on which to operate a shelter to care for more of the needy animals in our area. Some HOPE dogs are housed at a kennel in Lafourche Parish, while other animals are kept in foster homes.

HOPE for Animals meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.
Where:   Bubba's Po-Boy Shop
              212 E. Bayou Road
              Thibodaux, LA 70301
              (between Rienzi Plantation and Synergy Bank)
To become an active member of HOPE for Animals, please see our membership page.


  • HOPE only takes in stray or homeless pets.
  • If you are a witness to animal abuse or neglect, contact the Humane Society of Louisiana and local law enforcement to have a report files and pictures taken, if possible.
  • HOPE does not ship cats or dogs to individuals looking to adopt. If transportation cannot be arranged, we recommend visiting your local shelter to rescue a needy animal.


"Until you have held a tiny puppy in your arms as it kissed your face with slobbery puppy breath and felt the love;
Until you have held an injured or severely ill cat in your arms and felt his pain;
and until you have looked into the eyes of a tired aging senior pet and felt her wisdom,
You will never understand the life of a rescuer.
We find beauty in the most incomprehensible places and the otherwise homely faces.
It is our gift to see beyond the dirt, terror, sadness and defeat and find the true soul that lies within.
We are Rescue."