Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network
Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network
Rescue Locally. Educate Globally.

Surrender an Animal to L.E.A.R.N.

L.E.A.R.N. is happy to assist your pet if we can. This page contains some information on how we may be able to help. Please read through it carefully.

L.E.A.R.N. serves as a sort of “catch-all” rescue for the state of Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex. We are the only non-profit corporation in good standing (that we know of) in Louisiana focusing on rescuing reptiles, amphibians, and other exotic pets.
We take in injured or healthy:
Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates

We also accept exotic small mammals, birds, and aquatic animals on a case-by-case basis, when capacity permits.

If you would like to surrender an animal or request assistance with finding a home, text or call Micha at (318) 773-9393 or use our contact form.

Usually, we will either try to come to where the animal is, arrange a place to meet, or invite you to use one of our drop-off locations.

Sometimes we will request that you give us a few days to try to find a new home for the animal with/for you before (possibly in lieu of) accepting the animal. Another reason we might recommend assisting with placement would be if you are unable to travel to the shelter.

Placement Assistance

This is the information we need to help you find a home for your animal. Please provide each item.

You can email this information to us or send it to our Facebook Page.

Good Photos of the Animal

The better the photo, the more likely it will get responses. Multiple photos are okay. We recommend getting a good shot of the animal's face.

A Brief Bio of the Animal

This can be whatever you want to share. We suggest including information such as: How old is it? What does it like to eat? How long have you had it? Where did you get it?

Where is the Animal Located?

Not "your house." What city or town are you in. If it is not a large, well-known city, please let people know where it is, eg. 1/2 hour east of Lake Charles.

Where Can You Meet?

If you are able to travel to meet a potential adoptive home, how far are you able to travel? Are there certain days only that you are able to travel?

Contact Method

How would you like to be contacted? We will be posting this information on Facebook, so it is up to you what you want to have shared. The more direct method, the faster we can find a home, but we understand potential security concerns. If needed, L.E.A.R.N. can serve as a go-between. Please be aware that this will greatly increase communication time.

Send All This to Us

Send the above information to learnaboutcritters@gmail.com and we will get to work on finding a home.
You can also send this to our Facebook page.

Please Note: 

While L.E.A.R.N. does not feel that reasonable adoption fees are wrong to ask for, we do not charge adoption fees or assist with re-homing animals that have a fee attached.

If you are particularly concerned with wanting a pre-screened home, you can ask to be put in touch only with potential adoption placements that have gone through our application process. Be advised that this is the slowest route. Giving up a loved animal is difficult. The best thing may be to attempt a little counseling with us to see if we can help you find a way for you to keep it yourself.

Surrendering an Animal to Us

Text our adoption coordinator to arrange a meeting at (318) 773-9393
If we have expressed that we can take your animal in, but you are unable to bring the animal to us and are having difficulty meeting up with our intake coordinator, we also have drop-off locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.
You MUST have this form filled out to use our drop-off locations.
Pet Surrender Form
Text our adoption coordinator for the address of a drop-off location (we need to be in contact with you to be sure the location is expecting you and so that we can be sure to get the animal as soon as possible). 
If you are too far away from us to surrender an animal in person, the FAQ page has more info about your options.
Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and animal rescue that focuses heavily on global conservation and herpetological education. Content is © All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.
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