We are nearly 100% past capacity with 650 animals in our care, and we are urging the community to adopt during the National Clear the Shelter event or, if you cannot adopt, foster.
As adoption and foster interests continue to decline across the country, owner surrenders have increased 36% from last year due to housing challenges, financial struggles and lack of time.
“Our facilities are designed to care for up to 400 animals at one time and right now, we have 650,” says Kathryn Destreza, Director of Operations at the Louisiana SPCA’s New Orleans Campus. “We are out of space. There are kennels in the hallways. Our foster network is maxed out. We need the community to step up and adopt or foster.”
From Aug. 25 to Sept. 19, adoption fees will be reduced to just $25 for large dogs and cats older than six months at both campuses. Each adoptable will be vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped. Each adoption will also include a free bag of pet food, 30 days of free pet insurance and one week of free dog training. Normal adoption procedures will still apply during Clear the Shelters, and adoptions are by appointment only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Appointments can be booked online at www.louisianaspca.org.
The LouisianaSPCA is the oldest and largest open-admission animal shelter in the region and grants refuge to every unwanted, injured or abused animal that needs it. While other shelters and rescue groups nearby have been forced to shut their doors to both strays and owner surrenders, the LouisianaSPCA remains open
For more information about the Clear the Shelter’s adoption event or fostering, visit www.louisianaspca.org or call 504.368.5191.