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Who we are

Established in 1888, the mission of the Louisiana SPCA is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. 


The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. As the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, the Louisiana SPCA impacts more than 70,000 homeless and companion animals annually. For more than 130 years, the Louisiana SPCA has been committed to service the needs of the people and animals in the community and across the region as a 4-start Charity Navigator rated nonprofit ranking in the top 1 percent nationally.


At the Louisiana SPCA, we believe in:

  • Responsibility - The community is collectively responsible for the well-being of its animals.

  • Companionship - The human-animal bond adds to the quality-of-life in a community. 

  • Humane Ethics - In prioritizing the humane and compassionate treatment of companion animals, our role is to guide the community towards these. All animals deserve the Five Freedoms

  • Professional Responsibility - Euthanasia is not a failure of the organization or a reflection of the caring or compassion of the individuals who have to make that determination. Sometimes euthanasia is an unavoidable reality.

  • Investment in staff and volunteers - We value our employees and volunteers and challenge them to grow and progress within the organization. We believe in continuous improvement and learning as individuals and as an organization.

  • Transparency and Integrity - Financial accountability is a top priority following GAAP and other financial best practices. Communicating truthfully about our operations and decisions. We are good stewards of the community’s and individual contributor’s resources (time and dollars).

  • Collaboration - Through collaboration, cooperation, and communication we can accomplish more within animal welfare  


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