The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA) is a private 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering. Chartered in 1888, we are the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, providing care and basic medical services for thousands of homeless and unwanted animals each year. Our nonprofit tax ID # is 72-0471368.
Our mission is to advocate for the animals of Louisiana by advancing their welfare, promoting their interests, and fostering the human/animal bond through innovative programs, education, and service. Our philosophy is to provide a safe haven for all homeless creatures. Our guiding principle is to improve the quality-of-life of all the companion animals we assist.
Through aggressive adoption programs, high volume/affordable spay/neuter, and humane education we offer the best possible scenario to re-home our adoptable animals and combat pet overpopulation.
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If you have questions regarding our facility, shelter, or practices check out our Frequently Asked Questions section. Still have a question? Email us.
Our adoption hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm; Sundays 12:00pm - 4:00pm. To learn more about our adoption procedures please click here.
We receive animals 24 hours a day. To drop off a stray animal after 5:00pm or before 8:00am please visit our back gate.
For driving directions to our facility please click here.