Feline Friends, Inc. 3441 Laurel Street New Orleans LA 70115 504-895-4982
Humane Society of Louisiana PO Box 740321 New Orleans LA 70174 504-366-8972
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard New Orleans LA 70123 504-736-6111
Jefferson SPCA PO Box 10983 New Orleans LA 70181 504-734-7387
Louisiana SPCA 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard New Orleans LA 70114 504-368-5191
St Bernard Parish Animal Control 115 AGRICULTURE Rd New Orleans LA 70112 504-278-1535
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.