January 2012

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5 Ways to Start the New Year
With every new year comes a new list of resolutions. We'd like to weigh in on that list this year and give you a few ideas on how you can make a difference for the animals in your area.

  1. Spay or Neuter your pet! You can make a difference in pet overpopulation by having your pet spayed or neutered this year.
  2. Adopt a pet. If you're planning to add a pet to your home this year, adopt don't shop. And if you know someone looking for a pet, let them know when you adopt a pet, you're saving two lives: the one you bring home, and the one waiting for his/her turn on the adoption floor.
  3. Train your dog. Obedience training opens the line of communication between you and your pet. Destructive behavior, inappropriate vocalization, and other common issues can be corrected. You and your pet will benefit.
  4. Fix a feral cat. Get involved in your neighborhood this year by fixing the neighborhood cat. The only humane way to control the feral cat population in your neighborhood is to practice Trap-Neuter-Return. Learn more.
  5. Support. You can support your local animal welfare agency in a number of ways: volunteer, donate, or collect wish list items. You can support the Louisiana SPCA's efforts this year by becoming a member, or making a monthly donation. Caring for one animal from the time it enters our facility to the time we find a new home costs up to $120. Help us help them. Become a member today.

Join the Parade!
The Louisiana SPCA has launched its first ever public art project this week, Paws on Parade. Using Haydel Bakery's iconic Mardi Gras Bead Dog® mold, we're raising awareness for animal welfare with a little flair. 45+ dogs will be parading on the streets of New Orleans through September; each with a different design painted by local artists. Modeled after several successful public art projects such as the Cows of Chicago, we hope this fundraiser gives back by beautifying our area and supporting the local art community. You can follow our parade by logging on to www.la-spca.org/pawsonparade and even become an artist with the Paws on Parade coloring sheet. Sponsorships are still available, so if you're thinking of a adopting a dog maybe a giant Mardi Gras Bead Dog® is right for you!

A Year of Success
View this video of all of our accomplishments in 2011; none of it would be possible without your support.


CEO's Corner

The beginning of a new year is an exciting time. It's amazing that changing two numbers when writing the date can bring so much hope and promise for the future. But it does, and we're excited to begin another year at the Louisiana SPCA. We're proud of our accomplishments in 2011; we've touched so many lives, both four-legged and two-legged. As we look forward to 2012 we'll  continue our focus on saving lives by increasing our efforts to find more homes, we'll continue our outreach to influence the next generation of pet owners through our humane education programs, and we're committed to seeing this area continue to embrace pets as part of the family.
   We encourage you to spread the word this year about animal welfare and the importance it has on each community. You are already a terrific supporter of our efforts, now get your friends involved! Whether through social media, volunteering together, or just letting them know an adoptable animal is waiting for them, you can help your community become more involved. It is an energizing time of year and we are so excited to have you with us.

 Woofs and wags,

Ana Zorrilla

New Programs

We're always looking for new ways to improve the human/animal bond and with the addition of two new youth programs we are excited to reach our youngest supporters. The Louisiana SPCA now offers Birthday Pawties and Critter Cinema. Find out more about these wonderful programs and all the ways the Louisiana SPCA includes humane education in our outreach. Through these creative offerings we're teaching the next generation what it means to be an animal advocate.


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