Louisiana SPCA Remains Open to the Public

Requires all visitors to make an appointment

NEW ORLEANS – In response to the recommendations put forth by the Center for Disease Control regarding social distancing, beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Louisiana SPCA will require all visitors to schedule an appointment to limit the number of people inside each facility at one time.

 

Adoption

To adopt, fill out an adoption application online at www.la-spca.org/adopt. A Louisiana SPCA employee will contact you within 24-hours to schedule an appointment to come in.

 

Foster

A large percentage of the Louisiana SPCA foster network consisted of college students. Due to university closings a lot of foster animals were returned over the last week.

 

With so many members of the community shifting to work-from-home scenarios, the Louisiana SPCA is encouraging people to open their homes to a foster cat or dog. To foster, complete a foster application at www.la-spca.org/foster and a Louisiana SPCA employee will contact you within 24-hours.

 

Community Clinic

The Community Clinic is now requiring parking lot pickups for all drop off services. For wellness exams, clients are given the option to wait in their vehicles until an exam room becomes available or remain in their vehicle for the duration of the visit. Use of the Louisiana SPCA’s online pharmacy is highly encouraged.

 

Lost & Found

Pet owners who lose their pet should file a lost report at www.la-spca.org/lostreport. People who find an animal should call 504.368.5191 before bringing an animal to either facility. Both the New Orleans and Plaquemines Campuses will not accept animals from out-of-parish.

 

Owner Surrenders

The Louisiana SPCA will honor appointments for pet owners who already have an owner surrender appointment. No new owner surrender appointments will be made at this time. If you are struggling to keep your pet, you are encouraged to call the Louisiana SPCA to see what support and resources are available to you.

 

New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue

The Louisiana SPCA’s New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue is responding to emergency calls only. These include bite cases and injured animals. All non-emergent complaints should be reported at www.la-spca.org/animalcomplaint.

 

NO Fleas Market

NO Fleas Market, owned and operated by the Louisiana SPCA, is open for normal business hours but is not be accepting donations.

 

The Louisiana SPCA is committed to the safety of its visitors and team members as they continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 situation. Supporting the pet owners in this community is a responsibility the Louisiana SPCA does not take lightly and we will continue to do so as long as possible.

 

“Our ability to provide critical care to our most vulnerable animals – regardless of the environment around us – is dependent on your support,” says Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorrilla.

 

For the most up-to-date information on the Louisiana SPCA’s services, visit www.la-spca.org/covdi19. To support the animals at the Louisiana SPCA you can donate online, donate supplies from their wish list, adopt or foster.

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