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Since 1888, the Louisiana SPCA has been serving the people and animals of the New Orleans area community. We are committed to making a difference. 

FAQs

What do I do if I see an animal in distress?

What do I do if I see a stray in my neighborhood?

What do I do if I need to dispose of animal remains?

What do I do if I have a wildlife issue?

How do I get a feral cat(s) removed from my property?

 

What do I do if I see an animal in distress? 

If you live in Orleans Parish call the Louisiana SPCA at 504.368.5191 ext. 100. We have a dispatch officer on staff 24-hours a day. All calls will be responded to in the appropriate manner. Animals in distress are responded to immediately. If your pet is in need of emergency care or any care outside of annual vaccinations please visit a veterinary clinic. The Louisiana SPCA is not equipped to provide care to your pet beyond basic annual examinations.

If you live outside of Orleans Parish here are some nearby animal control agencies that you can call:

Jefferson Parish Animal Control: West Bank 504.349.5111/East Bank 504.736.6111
Kenner Animal Control: 504.468.7503
St. Bernard Parish - 504.278.1534
Plaquemines Parish - 504.392.1601
St. Tammany Parish - 985.809.0183


What do I do if I see a stray in my neighborhood?

If you live in Orleans Parish call the Louisiana SPCA at 504.368.5191 ext. 100. We have a dispatcher on staff 24-hours a day. All calls will be responded to in the appropriate manner. Animals in distress are responded to immediately.

We take animals in 24-hours a day. If you have a friendly stray dog or cat that you would like to personally bring to the shelter, we will have a Louisiana SPCA staff member on-site to assist you.
If you live outside of Orleans Parish here are some nearby animal control agencies that you might call:

Jefferson Parish Animal Control: West Bank 504.349.5111/East Bank 504.736.6111
Kenner Animal Control: 504.468.7503
St. Bernard Parish - 504.278.1534
Plaquemines Parish - 504.392.1601
St. Tammany Parish - 985.809.0183

 

What do I do if I need to dispose of animal remains? 

The sanitation contractor in your neighborhood can dispose of your pet's remains with the exception of Waste Management. If you see a disposed of animal on Orleans Parish public roads notify the Orleans Parish Sanitation Department at 504.658.3800. Richard's Disposal also services a portion of Orleans Parish. For a map of their route please click here. The instructions for animal removal for Richard's are: "Dogs, cats, and other small animals will only be collected from households and small businesses if the animal is put in a bag and brought to the curb for collection with solid waste. Richard's Disposal will not go on private property for collection of dead animals. If you notify Richard's Disposal of your need before noon they will remove the animal the same day." Another option is Metro Disposal. Their instructions are: "Dogs, cats, and other small animals weighing less than 25 pounds will only be collected from households and small businesses if the animal is put in a plastic bag and brought to the curb for collection. In the event that such animals are discovered on City streets, contact 311 to have the animal removed." Click here for their service area.
If you live in Jefferson Parish, the sanitation department handles the pick-up of deceased animals. Please call 504.736.6440 to schedule a pick-up.

 

What do I do if I have a wildlife issue?

The Louisiana SPCA can remove wildlife for a fee. Wildlife is considered to be any species that has not been domesticated; this includes raccoons, possums, birds, snakes, foxes or coyotes. For safety reasons, we will not remove wildlife from attics, regardless if it is trapped or confined. The fees regarding wildlife are as follows:

  • Wildlife surrender fee - $75 for each animal
  • Wildlife pickup fee - $100 for each animal

How do I get a feral cat(s) removed from my property? 

If you would like feral cats removed from your property in Orleans Parish, you are now required to complete and submit a Feral Cat Complaint Form to determine removal eligibility. For more information about feral and community Cats, visit our feral cat page or review the City of New Orleans Animal Ordinances.

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