Louisiana Animal Laws

Louisiana Animal Laws

Did you know that in addition to state animal laws, each parish has their own laws about how animals are treated?

New Orleans

It’s important to remember that 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.

Plaquemines Parish

While we do have a campus in Plaquemines Parish, we do not provide animal control for the parish.

Animal Laws By Parish

Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Ascension Parish
Assumption Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Bienville Parish
Bossier Parish
Caddo Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Claiborne Parish
Concordia Parish
DeSoto Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
East Carroll Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Evangeline Parish
Franklin Parish
Grant Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jackson Parish
Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lafourche Parish
LaSalle Parish
Lincoln Parish
Livingston Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Nachitoches Parish
Ouachita Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Red River Parish
Richland Parish
Sabine Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. Helena Parish
St. James Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Mary Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Tensas Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Union Parish
Vermillion Parish
Vernon Parish
Washington Parish
Webster Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
West Feliciana Parish
Winn Parish

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