Orleans Parish Animal Shelter

Find Orleans 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.

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

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About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.