Click the image below to view a video of a recent transport.
Where are we going?
On March 22, our transport team and 33 dogs from the Louisiana SPCA, Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter, Natchitoches Humane Society and St. Bernard Parish Animal Control headed over to our friends at Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, NJ, Saint Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ and Loudoun County Animal Services in Waterford, VA. The more than 1,100 mile round-trip will take our two transport drivers 40 hours and cost about $4,000.
There is an immediate opportunity to save more lives through transports. Due to the high animal overpopulation in our region, the Louisiana SPCA transports animals across the country for adoption. We work with reputable shelters and match them with cats and dogs that will be adopted by residents in their community.
Are the animals safe?
The specially designed, 38 foot transport trailer is equipped to transport 50 - 100 animals at one time. The animals are safely secured, our staff follow all DODT regulations and the trailer is video monitored and air-conditioned. Each animal travels with a health certificate and a thorough vet exam prior to leaving the Louisiana SPCA.
What does it cost?
Transports are impactful but expensive. The average transport ranges from $7,000 - $10,000 depending on the needs of the animals (about $150 per animal) and distance traveled. You can help save more lives by donating to Louisiana SPCA Transport Program today.