We Serve

Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been serving the people and animals of the New Orleans area community. We are committed to making a difference. 

Humane Law Enforcement

Humane Law Enforcement
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70114
504.368.5191 ext 100
dispatch@la-spca.org 

We have a dispatch officer on staff 24-hours a day. All calls will be responded to in the appropriate manner and animals in distress are responded to immediately.

 

Who Are We? 

As part of our mission, the Louisiana SPCA combats animal cruelty through a variety of diverse programs and services including humane education and our Humane Law Enforcement Officers. The Louisiana SPCA is the only contracted organization that provides animal control services for Orleans Parish. Our Humane Officers serve as educators in the field to teach animal owners how to treat their companions and as peace officers in enforcing New Orleans ordinances related to animal cruelty. Officers respond to calls for service, assist stray animals, handle bite cases and dangerous animal complaints and much more!

 

Although we are contract to provide animal control services for New Orleans, our animal cruelty work is not limited to parish boundaries. For large scale cruelty cases our Humane Officers are often called to assist national organizations with dog fighting busts, puppy mill raids and investigations. We are a founding member of the Canine CODIS Fighting Dog Combined DNA Index System along with the ASPCA and UC Davis.             

 

What Can You Do?

Animal cruelty is defined as acts of violence or neglect committed against animals. You can make a difference in the fight against animal cruelty by reporting suspected cruelty. Review the animal cruelty ordinances, and if you suspect someone is violating these ordinances please report them immediately! Come forward as a witness - without witnesses we are unable to prosecute cruelty crimes. The technology used in animal cruelty investigations still does not guarantee a guilty verdict. We need citizens who are willing to stand up against this senseless act.

 

Did You Know?

Did you know Louisiana SPCA Humane Officers responded to more than 12,000 calls for service in 2014?

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Do You Care?

A $15 donation can provide a microchip to one of our shelter animals and help reunite them if they ever get lost.

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Our Services

Our diverse programs and services advance animal welfare and foster the human-animal bond.