Louisiana Animal Control & Laws

Louisiana Animal Control & Laws

It’s important to remember that when you experience an animal issue in your parish you reach out to the appropriate animal control agency.

Did you know that each parish in Louisiana has their own animal control agency and their own anima laws? The parish animal laws are in addition to the state-wide animal laws.

Our New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue team is only able to enforce the animal laws in Orleans Parish. We have a contract with the City of New Orleans to provide animal control services and are only able to enforce the laws as they are written. For cases of animal abuse and neglect, we gather the information pertinent to the case and trust the courts to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.


Louisiana SPCA Humane Law & Rescue
Phone: 504.368.5191 x100
Email: dispatch@nohlr.org

Animal Control Agencies By Parish

Acadia Parish

Acadia Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.788.1073

Allen Parish

Allen Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.639.4353

Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.675.0400

Assumption Parish

Assumption Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.369.7669

Avoyelles Parish

Avoyelles Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.876.2068

Beauregard Parish

Beauregard Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.462.8911
Outside DeRidder City Limits: 337.463.3281

Bienville Parish

Bienville Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.263.2215

Bossier Parish

Bossier Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.741.8499
Email: kellerd@bossiercity.org

Caddo Parish

Caddo Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.226.6624

Calcasieu Parish

Calcasieu Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.721.3730
Email: cpas@cppj.net

Caldwell Parish

Caldwell Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.649.2345

Cameron Parish

Cameron Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.775.5111

Catahoula Parish

Catahoula Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.744.5411

Claiborne Parish

Claiborne Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Concordia Parish

Concordia Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.336.5231
Email:

DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.871.2900
Email: afrontdesk@desotoppj.com

East Baton Rouge Parish

East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.774.7700

East Carroll Parish

East Carroll Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

East Feliciana Parish

East Feliciana Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Evangeline Parish

Evangeline Parish Animal Control
Phone:  337.363.2161

Franklin Parish

Franklin Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.435.4505

Grant Parish

Grant Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.627.3261
Email: info@grantso.org

Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.364.6311

Iberville Parish

Iberville Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.687.5881
Email: alison@ibervilleparish.com

Jackson Parish

Jackson Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.259.9021

Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish Animal Control
Phone: 504.349.5111
Email: JPAnimalShelter@jeffparish.net

Jefferson Davis Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish Animal Control
Phone: Based on City – Click above link for FAQs including which number to call in your city.

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.291.5644

Lafourche Parish

Lafourche Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.532.2808 or 985.632.5801

LaSalle Parish

LaSalle Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Lincoln Parish

Lincoln Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.686.7798

Madison Parish

Madison Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Morehouse Parish

Morehouse Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.283.0288
Email: bastropanimalshelter@facebook.com

Nachitoches Parish

Nachitoches Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.352.8101

Orleans Parish

Louisiana SPCA Humane Law & Rescue
Phone: 504.368.5191 x100
Email: dispatch@nohlr.org

Ouachita Parish

Ouachita Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.325.0756

Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines Parish Animal Control Department
Phone: 504.934.6690
Email: animal_control@ppgov.net
To report an animal emergency after hours (4:30 pm, weekends and holidays), call the Sherriff’s Office at 504.564.2525.

Pointe Coupee Parish

Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.718.0688

Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.473.6706

Red River Parish

Red River Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.932.4221
Email: tscott@redrivercable.com

Richland Parish

Richland Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Sabine Parish

Sabine Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish Animal Control
Phone: 504.278.1534
Email: aforde@sbpg.net

St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.783.5010

St. Helena Parish

St. Helena Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

St. James Parish

St. James Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

St. John the Baptist Parish

St. John the Baptist Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.651.7387 (PETS)
Email: r.sance@stjohn-la.gov

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.948.6184

St. Martin Parish

St. Martin Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.394.1220

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.828.4100 Ext. 108

St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.809.0183
Email: animalshelter@stpgov.org

Tangipahoa Parish

Tangipahoa Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.543.0215
Email: tpac@tangipahoa.org

Tensas Parish

Tensas Parish Animal Control
Phone:
Email:

Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.868.5050
Email: contact@tpcg.org

Union Parish

Union Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.620.0062

Vermillion Parish

Vermillion Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.643.3160

Vernon Parish

Vernon Parish Animal Control
Phone: 337.392.9613
Email: joni@vppjla.com

Washington Parish

Washington Parish Animal Control
Phone: 985.205.2023
Email: washingtonparishanimalshelter@gmail.com

Webster Parish

Webster Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.371.4228

West Baton Rouge Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.336.2428

West Carroll Parish

West Carroll Parish Animal Control
Phone: 318.428.3275

West Feliciana Parish

West Feliciana Parish Animal Control
Phone: 225.635.5801

Winn Parish

Winn Animal Control
Phone: 318.628.2193

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 2,000 animals find their forever home in 2019.

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