How many animals does the Louisiana SPCA care for? 
How do animals get to the Louisiana SPCA?
What types of animals does the Louisiana SPCA get?
Is the Louisiana SPCA part of the ASPCA?
Is the Louisiana SPCA in charge of all Louisiana rescue groups?
How do I get involved with the Louisiana SPCA?
What am I donating to? 
Is the Louisiana SPCA a “no-kill” shelter? 
How long do animals stay at the Louisiana SPCA before they are euthanized?

 

How many animals does the Louisiana SPCA care for? 
The Louisiana SPCA cares for about 350 animals at one time and helps about 20,000 animals annually. Approximately 100 animals are available for adoption daily.

 

How do animals get to the Louisiana SPCA?
Animals come to the Louisiana SPCA three different ways. 

  1. Humane Law Enforcement picks up stray and dangerous animals throughout Orleans Parish. Animals involved in cruelty cases and bite investigations are also housed at the Louisiana SPCA.

  2. Owner surrendered animals

  3. Stray public drop off 

 

What types of animals does the Louisiana SPCA get?
The Louisiana SPCA is an open admission shelter and accepts almost any animal. While the organization is best equipped to deal with traditional pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) horses, goats, exotic birds, reptiles and many more are often cared for. Any cases that the Louisiana SPCA cannot handle on-site are transferred to facilities that specialize in specific species care. 

 

Is the Louisiana SPCA part of the ASPCA?
The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dependent on individual donations to the Louisiana SPCA specifically. The ASPCA is based in New York and while some of their work benefits animal welfare on a national scale they are not affiliated with other rescue organizations. 


Is the Louisiana SPCA in charge of all Louisiana rescue groups?
The Louisiana SPCA is not a governing body over other Louisiana animal welfare groups.  The Louisiana SPCA is independent of all other animal welfare organizations in the state.

 

How do I get involved with the Louisiana SPCA?
There are many ways to get involved with the Louisiana SPCA. You can adopt, volunteer, foster, donate, participate in events and become our advocate.  

 

What am I donating to? 
When you make a donation to the Louisiana SPCA you can be assured your donations are going to the betterment of animal welfare in our community. General donations will benefit the programs and services while specific donations can be applied towards particular aspects of the Louisiana SPCA mission. The Louisiana SPCA is currently ranked as a 4-Star nonprofit by the well respected Charity Navigator. 


Is the Louisiana SPCA a “no-kill” shelter? 
The Louisiana SPCA is an open admission shelter and will accept every unwanted and homeless creature as part of the organization’s mission. The Louisiana SPCA does euthanize animals. This decision is made by several people within the Louisiana SPCA and the animal’s quality-of-life is always at the core of the organization’s actions. 
Some of the factors that affect euthanasia decisions are listed below.

  • Sick and injured: the veterinary team at the Louisiana SPCA exhausts every possible opportunity to help a sick or injured animal. The team considers the animal's quality-of-life and the health of the herd when euthanasia decisions are made for sick or injured animals.
  • Capacity: no animal will be turned away from the Louisiana SPCA and all adoptable animals will have an opportunity to be adopted. The number of adoptable animals euthanized at the Louisiana SPCA is below the national average.
  • Temperament: some animals are dangerous. The Louisiana SPCA will not allow the adoption or transfer of care of a dangerous or potentially dangerous animal. Public safety will always remain a priority. 

 

How long do animals stay at the Louisiana SPCA before they are euthanized?
Per the City of New Orleans Animal Ordinances, any animal that is brought to the Louisiana SPCA as a stray will be held for a minimum three days to allow the owner time to find their pet. Surrendered by owner or stray animals that have exhausted their stray period and have been deemed adoptable will stay in the adoption area until they are adopted, space has become an issue or their quality-of-life is in question. The Foster Program, Transport Program and partner breed rescue groups help to place animals that the are having a difficult time being adopted in our community. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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