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Make a difference in the lives of animals in our community by getting involved in our programs and events. 


Louisiana SPCA Animal Shelter sponsored by the James P. Raymond Charitable Foundation 

The BizTown program, run by Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, is an educational program for elementary and middle-school students to learn about financial literacy, giving them the tools they need at an early age to become future leaders, employers, and executives. Students are assigned workplaces and spend a day working, receiving "paychecks," and running BizTown.

The Louisiana SPCA Animal Shelter at BizTown is one of the places students are assigned to work. Students focus specifically on adoptions and fundraising. Potential adopters must fill out an application and learn about their responsibilities as pet owners. Teaching children early on how to be responsible pet owners, including spay/neutering benefits, has the potential to cut down on the number of strays entering the shelter.

Over 3,000 students participate in BizTown a year and 72% qualified for the Free and Reduced Priced Meals (FARM) program. If you are interested in learning more about BizTown, visit Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.

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