This PSA was produced at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, directed and shot by Kayla Elorza, starring Sierra Ducote. Music by Sarah Devlin.

Animal cruelty is defined as acts of violence or neglect committed against animals. As part of our mission, the LA/SPCA combats animal cruelty through a variety of diverse programs and services including humane education and the LA/SPCA Animal Control division. LA/SPCA Humane Officers serve as educators in the field to teach animal owners how to treat their companions and as peace officers in enforcing New Orleans ordinances related to animal cruelty. The LA/SPCA Cruelty Investigations Team, part of the LA/SPCA Animal Control division, uses cutting edge technology to close cruelty cases at a more rapid pace.

Cutting Edge Technology

Our team is trained and knowledgeable on cutting edge technology entering the animal cruelty field. With CSI type techniques applied to animal cruelty investigations LA/SPCA Humane Officers are able to put the cruelty acts together in a clearer picture. As this field expands the LA/SPCA Cruelty Investigations Team will be paying close attention to new advances. We are committed to being the leader in combating animal cruelty in the Gulf South. Learn more about the advances in this field.

Nationwide Reach

LA/SPCA animal cruelty work is not limited to Orleans Parish boundaries. For large scale cruelty cases the LA/SPCA Cruelty Investigations Team is often called to assist national organizations with dog fighting busts, puppy mill raids and investigations. We are a founding member of the Canine CODIS Fighting Dog Combined DNA Index System along with the ASPCA and UC Davis.                  

To report cruelty in your parish click here for a list of contacts.                                                                                                                    

Your Impact

You can make a difference in the fight against animal cruelty by reportting suspected cruelty. Review the animal cruelty ordinances, and if you suspect someone is violating these ordinances please report them to the LA/SPCA Cruelty Investigations Team. Come forward as a witness - without witnesses we are unable to prosecute cruelty crimes. The technology used in animal cruelty investigations still does not guarantee a guilty verdict. We need citizens who are willing to stand up against this senseless act.



Orleans Parish Animal Cruelty Ordinances




Animal Control