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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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.