Image of an injured dog being carried out of the back of a Humane Law & Rescue Truck.


In 2019, Humane Law & Rescue responded to over 7,300 calls about animals in need, and rescued over 1,100 abused and neglected animals.

Contact Us
1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70114
504.368.5191 ext 100 

Monday-Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

A Dispatch Officer is on staff 24-hours a day and will activate our on-call Humane Officers to respond to all emergency calls after hours. If you receive our voicemail, please leave a detailed message as it is consistently being checked. 


Who Are We? 

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.

Our Humane Officers:

  • serve as educators in the field to teach animal owners how to treat their companions
  • enforce New Orleans laws and ordinances related to animal cruelty
  • investigate claims of animal cruelty
  • assist stray animals
  • handle bite cases and dangerous animal complaints
  • help with evacuation of owned pets during city-assisted evacuations 

Although we are contracted to provide animal control services for New Orleans, our animal cruelty work is not limited to parish boundaries. For large scale cruelty cases our Humane Officers are often called to assist national organizations with dog fighting busts, puppy mill raids and investigations. We are a founding member of the Canine CODIS Fighting Dog Combined DNA Index System along with the ASPCA and UC Davis.             


What Can You Do?

You can make a difference in the fight against animal cruelty by reporting suspected cruelty. Review the animal cruelty ordinances, and if you suspect someone is violating these ordinances please report them immediately! Come forward as a witness - without witnesses we are unable to prosecute cruelty crimes. The technology used in animal cruelty investigations still does not guarantee a guilty verdict. We need citizens who are willing to stand up against this senseless act. Your vigilance can help put an end to animal cruelty!


Did you know?

In 2019 our Humane Law & Rescue Officers completed over 7,300 investigations into claims of animal cruelty and neglect.

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Do You Care?

A $50 donation can save a life by providing vaccinations to a shelter animal.