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Pet Lovers

Here in Louisiana, pets are part of our lives as much as anything else. Let the Louisiana SPCA help you care for your pet! 

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update

 

We know that pet owners are concerned about COVID-19, especially with cases in humans reported in Louisiana, and we want to ensure that Louisiana's pet owners are up-to-date with the current information regarding their pet’s well-being. The Louisiana SPCA is following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are encouraging you to do the same during this time. We are practicing enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing to ensure our visitors and team's safety. All of our locations will be closed for walk-in visitors until further notice. You will not be allowed in the building without an appointment. 

How you can help

 

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program updates

Adopt

We are still open for adoptions but to limit foot traffic in our building all adoptions are being done by appointment only. To adopt, fill out our adoption application online. Due to the outpouring of community support we are currently inundated with potential adopters. Please know it could be several weeks until we are able to contact you. All applicants will be called in the order they are received. Please know that our adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis and we will do our best to communicate if the animal you're interested in is still available. If the animal is in foster care, we will coordinate with our foster home to have the animal brought to our facility for your appointment.

Foster

Don't self-quarantine alone! Consider fostering one of our shelter animals while you work from home. To foster, fill out our foster application online. Due to the outpouring of community support we are currently inundated with potential fosters. Please know it could be several weeks until we are able to contact you and match you with a foster animal. All foster homes will be called in the order applications are received.

Community Clinic 

Our Community Clinic is still open for wellness appointments! All spay/neuter, dental cleanings and new heartworm treatments will be rescheduled. For wellness appointments, pet parents are required to stay in their vehicle for the duration of the appointment. When you arrive, call us at 504.762.3355 and our team will meet you at your vehicle. 

To make an appointment for your pet, you can request an appointment online.  

Community Clinic clients are encouraged to refill their pet's medication through our online pharmacy. 

Stray Animals

We are still open to providing shelter, love and care to homeless animals in our community. If you find a stray animal, please call us at 504.368.5191 before you bring them to our New Orleans or Plaquemines Parish Campuses. Please know that we cannot accept out of parish strays at this time. All stray animals must be brought to the parish shelter where they are found. 

Lost Pet

If you lose your pet please complete our online lost pet report

Owner Surrenders

Current owner surrender appointments will be honored and appointment times are strictly enforced. At this time, no new owner surrender appointments at either facility will be made. If you are struggling to keep your pet, please call us at 504.368.5191. We will do our best to help provide you with resources to keep your pet in your home as long as possible. 

Humane Law and Animal Control

Our New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue team will be responding to emergency calls only. This primarily includes bite cases and injured animals. To report emergency animal issues in Orleans Parish call 504.368.591 x100. For updates on Plaquemines Parish Animal Control visit the parish website

NO Fleas Market

For the safety of our team and shoppers NO Fleas Market on Magazine Street is closed until further notice. Shoppers can still support the animals by purchasing items through our online shop

Events

All community events have been cancelled or postponed at this time.  

 

COVID-19 Pet FAQs

Can pets transmit COVID-19?

There is currently no evidence that you can get COVID-19 from your pet. If you test positive for the Corona virus and have to self-quarantine, keep your pet with you at home. Your pet does not need to be surrendered to an animal shelter or rescue group. Help us keep pets and people together! 

What if I have to be hospitalized due to COVID-19? 

Have a plan for your pet! Identify multiple people who could possibly care for your pet incase you are hospitalized. 

 

Check out this PDF for some ideas on back-up plans for your pet 

You can visit the CDC’s website for more information on animals and COVID-19.  

A special thanks to our friends at the Atlanta Humane Society for compiling this list of FAQs! 

Important resources

For trusted sources on up-to-date information for pets and people, the Louisiana SPCA recommends the following:

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

 

 

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