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In 2019, Humane Law & Rescue responded to over 7,000 calls about animals in need, and rescued over 1,100 abused and neglected animals.

New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue

As part of our mission, the Louisiana SPCA combats animal cruelty through a variety of diverse programs and services including humane education and New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue. The Louisiana SPCA is the only contracted organization that provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish.

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New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue combats animal cruelty in Orleans Parish through a variety of programs. Through a contract with the City of New Orleans, we provide animal control services for the parish to help animals in need.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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Surrendering a Pet

Making the decision to surrender your pet is a very difficult one. It's important to have all the facts before moving forward.

Owner Surrender

Resources for Pet Owners


Report Cruelty

To report an instance of animal cruelty, neglect, or abuse, or to let us know about a stray in your area, please fill out our online form or call our dispatchers at 504.368.5191 ext. 100.

Report Cruelty or Neglect

Report a Stray Animal

File an Animal Complaint


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Animal Laws

As part of cruelty response, our Humane Law & Rescue team enforces the Animal Ordinances in Orleans Parish. 

Animal Ordinances

Intact Permit


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Lost & Found

Losing a pet is a terrifying experience. We can offer tips to help you find your pet in the event it becomes lost and to prevent this in the first place.

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Lost Pet Report

Found Animal Report


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Disaster Preparedness

Just like other members of your household, emergency planning for your pets requires supplies and advance preparation.  Pets are members of the family and should be included in disaster preparations.

Disaster Preparedness

Evacuation Checklist

Hurricane Katrina


Our Services

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