NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In the days following Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana SPCA has taken in more than 180 animals. While the normal stray-hold period in Orleans Parish is three days from the date of intake, the Louisiana SPCA has delayed the start of the stray-hold period to being September 8.

Once a stray animal has been held for the three-day stray-hold window the Louisiana SPCA becomes the legal owner and can determine the best placement option for that animal, including adoption. All animals taken in since Hurricane Ida can be viewed at

If you see your pet on the Louisiana SPCA’s website, here’s what you should do.

  1. Immediately fill out a lost report at If you are unable to fill out the report yourself, call 504.368.5191 for assistance.
  2. Once the report is received, someone from the Louisiana SPCA will contact you within 24-hours to set an appointment to reclaim your pet.

As the state assesses the damage for Hurricane Ida, many of our residents might be searching for temporary foster care for their pets until they are able to get back on their feet. 911FosterPets is a resource for families dealing with the aftermath of the storm, linking their pets with temporary foster homes. Doing so prevents these pets from having to enter a shelter and prevents pet owners from having to permanently give up a pet. If you are willing to foster a pet temporarily whose owner may have been displaced or you are looking for temporary foster care for your pet, please sign up through the The Louisiana SPCA is not able to board owned pets.

If you have lost your pet and don’t see them on our website, these are the steps to take:

  1. Complete a lost report with us at to fill out a lost report or call us at 504.368.5191. We cross-reference our lost reports with our found ones filed and the animals in our care.
  2. Post lost pet information on your Nextdoor group and on Lost and Found Facebook groups. It is possible your pet may be at a neighbor’s home being cared for rather than being at the shelter.
  3. Additional tips to find a pet can be found at:

Please note that the Louisiana SPCA is still closed to the public but is operating lost and found services by appointment and is responding to all calls for animal control services. For the most up-to-date information about the Louisiana SPCA’s operations visit or call 504.368.5191.