Are Your Donations Staying Local?

August 4, 2021

Animal Welfare

Did you know that the ASPCA is not affiliated with the Louisiana SPCA?

On Monday, CBS released an investigative report into the ASPCA and how they use your donations. We, as well as other local animal shelters with the SPCA name, are not affiliated with the ASPCA. The investigation explained the confusion that is so common: the mistaken assumption that the ASPCA is an umbrella organization for others around the country with SPCA in their names.

Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or SPCA’s, were formed in cities across our country, starting with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City in 1866. New Orleans followed suit with a charter of the Louisiana SPCA in 1888 to advocate for better treatment of the working mules in the French Quarter.

At the Louisiana SPCA, we rely on every dollar donated to improve the lives of more than 73,000 animals each year. As a 4-star rated charity with Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guide Star, we can promise you that your donations are used in the most impactful way possible. In fact, for every $1 donated, $0.89 goes directly towards our programs and services.

The best way to help animals in need right here in Louisiana is to keep your donations local. While the ASPCA does have a similar mission to most SPCA’s, those local SPCA’s do not see the money that is donated to the ASPCA. Please consider joining our Hero Club. As a member, you provide a consistent and reliable source of funding for every animal in our care. There’s truly no better way to help animals in need right here in Louisiana.