The Louisiana SPCA is works closely with the Louisiana State Director at the Humane Society of the United States, to support animal welfare legislation in our community. If you'd like to be a voice for the animals, please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on animal related legislation.
Below is a list of successfully passed legislation from the 2016 legislative session.
Act No. 618 (previously SB 337)
Prohibits pet stores from selling dogs that do not come from USDA licensed breeders with clear inspections 3 years prior. Read Act No. 618 here.
Act No. 381 (previously SB 216)
Requires municipal animal shelters to register with the Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission by February 1st of each year. Read Act No. 381 here.
Act No. 585 (previously SB 435)
Provides for penalties relative to the theft of a pet. Read Act No. 585 here.