Rapides Parish Animal Shelter

Find Rapides Parish Louisiana animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Alexandria Animal Shelter 200 Animal Shelter Road Alexandria LA 71301 318-473-1229


Cenla Alliance for Animals PO Box 8641 Alexandria LA 71306 318-443-0010

Humane Society Pineville 100 Melody Ln Pineville LA 71360 318-641-0054

Humane Society of Central Louisiana PO Box 83 Tioga LA 71477 318-641-0458

Pineville Animal Shelter HIGHWAY 71 N Pineville LA 71360 318-449-5674

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What is an Animal Shelter?

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.