For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
NEW IBERIA, La. ---  The Shadows-on-the-Teche and Angel Paws Adoption Center are partnering for a brand-new event for the spooky season—Howl-o-ween!

Community members and their lovable animal companions put on their creative hats to FUN-raise for these two local non-profit organizations. YOU get to decide the crowd favorite! Will it be Mark Boyance and Scout, better known as Dog Vader? Lynn Deckard and Rover the Cat? Ricky Gonsoulin and Remi the adorable golden doodle? Larry Hensgens, Jerri LeClaire, and sweet Liberty? Angie King and Lucy the Therapy Dog? Lisa Lourd and Baxter, King of the Berry? Paul Schexnayder and his original artwork of Joe? Dr. Tina Theriot and blue-eyed Oliver? Michael Weber and Lottie the Chicken?

To vote for your favorite and best costumed duo, visit the event website. Each $1 donation counts as one vote for your chosen team. There is a minimum donation of $5. All donations are tax deductible. If you would prefer to vote with a cash or check donation, please visit the Shadows Visitor Center at 320 E. Main St. in New Iberia. Online voting is open through Oct. 30, with voting officially closing on Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The winning pair will be announced Halloween afternoon at 5 p.m. during a special Howl-o-ween reception at the Shadows. The reception, which will run from 4 - 5:30 p.m., is free and open to all ages. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy snacks, drinks, music, and a “spooky” scavenger hunt of the Shadows Gardens.

Pets will NOT be allowed at the Howl-o-ween reception. As part of the Shadows’ coronavirus policy, guests are encouraged to wear masks when unable to social distance.

About Angel Paws Adoption Center:
For over 35 years, Angel Paws has worked tirelessly to provide animals with homes and has saved countless animals from a life of homelessness and neglect. Organized for the purpose of preventing and relieving suffering to and among animals and to disseminate the humane ethic in Iberia Parish and adjacent areas, Angel Paws has left its mark on not only the animal community, but also Iberia Parish as a whole. They have and continue to reduce the over-population of domestic animals in the area served by the society through spay, neuter, and vaccination programs, seek to return lost animals to their owners, and take pride in finding suitable homes for animals without owners. Angel Paws is a local leader in areas of adoption, animal welfare, rescue, and the fight against animal cruelty. They provide animals with medical care, food, shelter, love, and a second chance at life.

About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, National Trust for Historic Preservation site, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, which owns and operates the Shadows-on-the-Teche, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact Jayd Buteaux at (337) 369-6446 or
The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia, Louisiana.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit