Our Mission

Mission & Values

The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals. As the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, we impact more than 73,000 homeless and companion animals each year. For more than 130 years we have been committed to service the needs of the people and animals in the Greater New Orleans community and across the region as a 4-star Charity Navigator rated nonprofit ranking in the top 1% nationally.

The Louisiana SPCA’s mission is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals.

Core Values

At the Louisiana SPCA we use our core values to guide our decision making process and to make the best choices for our team, animals and communities we serve.

  • Responsibility. The community is collectively responsible for the well-being of its animals.
  • Companionship. The human-animal bond adds to the quality-of-life in a community.
  • Humane Ethic. In prioritizing the humane and compassionate treatment of companion animals, our role is to guide the community towards these. All animals deserve the Five Freedoms.
  • Professional Responsibility. Euthanasia is not a failure of our organization or a reflection of the caring or compassion of the individuals who have to make that determination. Sometimes euthanasia is an unavoidable reality.
  • Investment in our team & volunteers. We value our team and volunteers and challenge them to grow and progress within our organization. We believe in continuous improvement and learning as individuals and as an organization.
  • Transparency & Integrity. Financial accountability is a top priority so we can continue to be good stewards of the community’s and individual contributions. We are committed to communicating truthfully about our operations and decisions.
  • Collaboration.  Through collaboration, cooperation, and communication we can accomplish more.   

In Louisiana, our pets are a part of our culture as much as anything else. And for more than 130 years, the Louisiana SPCA has been an advocate for all our furry friends across the state. Follow our Lead and show the characters of Louisiana you care by supporting the Louisiana SPCA.

The Louisiana SPCA helped more than 3,000 animals find their forever home in 2020.

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