Louisiana SPCA Hopes to Reunite Lost Pets with Families after Hurricane Ida

September 9, 2021


Stray animals at Louisiana SPCA after Hurricane Ida

In the days following Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana SPCA has taken in more than 180 animals. While the normal stray-hold period in Orleans Parish is three days from the date of intake, the Louisiana SPCA has delayed the start of the stray-hold period to being September 8.

Once a stray animal has been held for the three-day stray-hold window the Louisiana SPCA becomes the legal owner and can determine the best placement option for that animal, including adoption. All animals taken in since Hurricane Ida can be viewed at www.louisianaspca.org/strays.

If you see your pet on the Louisiana SPCA’s website, here’s what you should do.

As the state assesses the damage for Hurricane Ida, many of our residents might be searching for temporary foster care for their pets until they are able to get back on their feet. 911FosterPets is a resource for families dealing with the aftermath of the storm, linking their pets with temporary foster homes. Doing so prevents these pets from having to enter a shelter and prevents pet owners from having to permanently give up a pet. If you are willing to foster a pet temporarily whose owner may have been displaced or you are looking for temporary foster care for your pet, please sign up through the 911fosterpets.com. The Louisiana SPCA is not able to board owned pets.

If you have lost your pet and don’t see them on our website, these are the steps to take:

Please note that the Louisiana SPCA is still closed to the public but is operating lost and found services by appointment and is responding to all calls for animal control services. For the most up-to-date information about the Louisiana SPCA’s operations visit www.louisianaspca.org/ida or call 504.368.5191.