Rescue

L.E.A.R.N. serves as a sort of “catch-all” rescue for the state of Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex.  To our knowledge, we are the only non-profit corporation operating as a Louisiana Reptile Rescue, as well as being a rescue for amphibians and other exotic pets.

We take in injured or healthy:

  • Indigenous reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Exotic reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
  • Exotic small mammals, birds and aquatic animals on a case-by-case basis, when capacity permits.

 

Unfortunately, we DO NOT take in:

  • Cats or dogs
  • Crocodilians
  • Primates
  • Indigenous or large mammals
  • Migratory birds
  • Venomous reptiles (except for temporary rehabilitation & release)

We will do our best to assist you with finding an appropriate resource for species we do not handle, so you are welcome to reach out to us for any animal in need.

If you would like to surrender an animal, or request assistance with finding a home for an animal, please visit our surrender page for details.

If you want to view a few of the animals currently marked as adoptable at the shelter, visit our Adoptable Animals page.

If you would like to be considered  as an adoptive or foster home, please fill out an Adoption Application here.

If you have a small mammal in need, and are too far from our facility to surrender it to us, visit our links page for a few other species-specific rescues in Louisiana.

REMEMBER: 

Please DO NOT release captive animals (either indigenous or exotic) into the wild.  That is detrimental to the ecosystem and the animal.  

Examples of species we rescue:

Bearded Dragons
Iguanas
Sulcata (African Spur-thighed) Tortoises
Russian Tortoises
Boa Constrictors
Ball Pythons
Macaws
Conures
Rats
Sugar Gliders
Finches
Kingsnakes
Milksnakes
Ratsnakes
Watersnakes
Frogs
Salamanders
Box Turtles
Red-eared Sliders and other aquatic turtles
Anoles
Tarantulas
Millipedes
Scorpions
Mud Turtles
Musk Turtles
Carpet pythons
Parakeets
Doves
African Greys
Amazon Parrots
Senegal Parrots
Water Dragons
Skinks
Leopard Geckos
Tokay Geckos
House Geckos
Savanah Monitors
Black-throat Monitors
Nile Monitors
Ornate Monitors
Spiny-tailed Monitors
Cane Toads
Marine Toads
Treefrogs
Newts
Sirens
Roaches
Centipedes
Crawfish
Flying Geckos
Armadillo Lizards
Alligator Lizards
Glass Lizards
Agama Lizards
Texas Tortoises
Racers
Racerrunners
Whiptail Lizards
Brownsnakes
Earthsnakes
Praying Mantises
Cockatiels
Cockatoos
Quaker Parrots
Lovebirds
Canaries