Who We Are

We are the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state providing care for more than 33,000 homeless and companion animals each year.

Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact greg@la-spca.org.


Animal Care Attendant

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of an Animal Care Attendant. Animal Care Attendants provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter.

Duties include, but are not limited to: leaning, feeding, watering, and monitoring the animal’s health and behavior

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must present a professional appearance, flexibility, ability to multi-task in a fast-paces environment
  • This position is physically demanding and requires a significant amount of bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Should not be allergic to animals, must work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants and have the ability to perform all physical tasks.

To apply: Complete online application.

Experienced Veterinary Surgical Technician for Community Clinic (Full and Part Time)

Looking for compassionate and experienced veterinary surgical technician. The Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic is dedicated to providing preventative health services and accessible spay/neuter surgeries in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation and increase the quality of life of animals in our community. Full and Part time positions are currently available; candidates must be available to work within the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday – Friday.

  • Must be dedicated to animal welfare and committed to the Louisiana SPCA's mission to eliminate animal suffering.
  • Candidates must be reliable, work well as part of a team,  have a proactive attitude and  provide excellent customer service.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year experience with companion animal surgery is required.
  • College preferred, High School diploma or G.E.D. is required.

To apply: Complete online application.

Humane Law Enforcement Dispatcher

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking a dedicated person responsible for responding to citizens' calls for Humane Law Enforcement assistance and assigning requests to Officers on-duty. Additionally the position requires one to educate the public to be humane pet owners, and promote and support the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties and Requirements include:

  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases
  • Assists citizens with interpretation and understanding of animal ordinances , department procedure, & responsible animal ownership
  • Drive company vehicle as needed
  • Responds to telephone calls and emails regarding animal rescue, public safety and the enforcement of animal ordinances
  • Maintains accurate logs, reports, and statistics of daily activity which will include input and updating call information
  • Assigns and dispatches calls to Humane Law Enforcement Officers and monitors officers' safety while in the field
  • Monitors and assigns follow-up calls to officers
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including clear telephone speaking voice and ability to relate information to the public and officers in a concise, clear manner
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including basic clerical and data entry skills as well as math skills
  • Ability to work weekends, nights, and holidays
  • During hurricanes maintain a 24 hr. on call status
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening

To apply: Complete online applicaion.

Humane Law Officer

The Louisiana SPCA is seeking a Humane Law Enforcement Officer. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer performs investigations into complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals and enforces Orleans Parish municipal ordinances by issuing citations and giving courtroom testimony. The Humane Law Enforcement Officer humanely captures stray and sick/injured domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife; educates the public to be humane pet owners, and promotes and supports the Louisiana SPCA's programs and mission.

Duties Include:

  • Investigate complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals
  • Remain current on local and state laws
  • Enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances, and testify in municipal, civil, and criminal court systems
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and government departments
  • Heavy lifting and the use of animal capture equipment
  • Prepare written inventory records on each animal entering the shelter
  • Prepare accurate and neat reports of all daily activity including, but not limited to daily route reports, field reports, animal violation reports, facility inspections and bite case reports
  • Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Perform duties in all types of weather conditions and environments
  • Perform dispatch duties

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 1 year professional animal handling experience
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Must have a clean driving record and valid driver's license
  • Must be 23 years of age or older

To apply: Complete online application.

Client Care Counselor

The Louisiana SPCA is currently seeking to fill the position of Client Care Counselor. The position schedule is five work days (40 hour week) and applicants must be available to work weekends. Client Care duties include stray and owner relinquishes, owner request euthanasia, lost and found, owner redemptions, court case payments, retail services, and much more.

Main Duties:

  • Assisting with proper identification and the transferring of animals brought in by the public
  • Entering animal information into our computer data base and documenting all communications regarding certain animals in our care
  • Informing citizens, in a positive way, about the policies and procedures in place at Louisiana SPCA
  • Counseling and assisting clients with lost pets
  • Counseling owners that would like to relinquish their pet and ensuring that they have exhausted all other options
  • Counseling clients about TNR services and fees
  • Communicate with Humane Law Officers in regards to clients who have animals at our facility
  • Assisting adoption counselors when help is needed
  • Knowledge of all retail products, including heartworm prevention and flea control
  • Contacting possible owners, vet clinics, and microchip companies by phone and email
  • Basic animal handling skills, including both cats and dogs
  • A true compassion for people, as well as animals, and a willingness to educate clients in a positive, respectful manner
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals

To apply: Complete online application.

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