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
- 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.
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:
Sulcata (African Spur-thighed) Tortoises
Red-eared Sliders and other aquatic turtles