Awards

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Chartered in 1888, the Louisiana SPCA is the oldest and largest animal shelter in the state. Our team is committed to excellence and believes in continuous improvement and learning! Below you will find a list of some awards we have received as a result of hard work and dedication.

2020

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans – Awarded by Gambit

2019

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans – Awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Gold Seal of Transparency – awarded by Guidestar

Top Nonprofit– awarded by Where Y’at Magazine

3rd Place Best Thrift Store – awarded by Gambit to NO Fleas Market

Where Y’at Magazine Best of the Big Easy 2019 –  “Best Place to (in the words of Macklemore) ‘Pop Some Tags’ with Only $20 in your Pocket'” awarded to NO Fleas Market

#3 in Best Companies for Janitorial Jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana – awarded by TalentDesk

#10 in Best Companies for Service Jobs in New Orleans, Louisiana – awarded by TalentDesk

#7 in Best Small Companies for Healthcare Jobs in Louisiana – awarded by TalentDesk

2018

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans– awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Gold Seal of Transparency – awarded by Guidestar

Favorite Neighborhood Veterinarian – awarded by Nextdoor.com

Top Charity – awarded by Business.org

Neighborhood Hero – awarded by WWL Channel 4 to Shana Hayward, Community Clinic Medical Manager

2017

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Favorite Neighborhood Veterinarian – awarded by Nextdoor.com

Woman of the Year – awarded by City Business to Allie Mayer, Foster Coordinator

Hill’s Shelter Hero – awarded by Hill’s Pet Nutrition to volunteer Barbara Comrada

2016

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Favorite Local Charity – awarded by New Orleans Magazine

Healthcare Hero – awarded by City Business to Dr. Eugene Jessop, Community Clinic Veterinarian

2015

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Healthcare Hero – awarded by City Business to Ana Zorrilla, CEO

2014

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Best PSA – awarded by The Association for Animal Welfare & Advancement and Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love™ PSA Awards

YLC Role Model – awarded by the Young Leadership Council to Ana Zorrilla, CEO

2013

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Healthcare Hero – awarded by City Business to Dr. Melissa Conway, Community Clinic Veterinarian

2012

Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

4-Star Charity – awarded by Charity Navigator

Healthcare Hero – awarded by City Business to Dr. Kerry Backsen, Shelter Veterinarian

Certification of Animal Welfare Administrators – awarded by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement to Ana Zorrilla, CEO

2011

2nd Best Nonprofit in New Orleans- awarded by Gambit

2009

Woman of the Year – awarded by City Business to Ana Zorrilla, CEO

Interactive Best of Show & Gold ADDY Award– awarded by the American Advertising Federation to Peter Mayer for their work on ComeStayHeal

2008

People To Watch – awarded by New Orleans Magazine to Ana Zorrilla, CEO

2005

Woman of the Year – awarded by City Business to Laura Maloney, CEO

The Humanitarian Award was created as a way to honor her memory and future humanitarians and compassionate crusaders of animals. Winners of the award include: 2018: Senators Troy Carter and JP Morrell; 2017: Nita Hemeter & the Feral Cat Volunteers; 2016: Bryan Subaru; 2015: Canine Connection; 2014: The Advocate – New Orleans; 2013: Herb and Rachael Dyer; 2012: Haydel Family of Haydel’s Bakery; 2011: New Orleans CIty Council & Mayor’s Office; 2010: Anderson Cooper & AC360 News Team; 2009: Board of Directors of NOLA City Bark; 2008: Ralph Alexis, Rikki Bagatelle, Keith Hall & Miriam Henry; 2007: Frank & Paulette Stewart; 2006: Angela Hill; 2004: The Visiting Pet Program; 2003: Sheila Stroup; 2002: Lynn Morvant; 2001: NOPD; 2000: The Mystic Krewe of Barkus 1999: The Times Picayune; 1998: J. Coller Ochsner MD; 1997: WDSU Channel 6; 1996: Virginia Downman Kock, PhD; 1995: Dorothy Dorsett Brown

Did you know that we’re not affiliated with the ASPCA and rely on local donations?

Adopting a pet is an amazing way to show love to an animal in need and brings so much love to you in return. There are plenty of animals in Louisiana that are in search of forever homes, but we hope you will find your new family member here at the Louisiana SPCA!