Introducing Humane Wildlife Services — now available from the Humane Society!

The Humane Society of New Orleans receives hundreds of calls regarding nuisance wildlife every year. In the past we've referred our calls to nuisance wildlife control operators without really knowing if their methods were humane or any information on their training. We are now proud to offer those services in-house by technicians trained in humane exclusion and removal. Find Out More!

Your Donations Are Needed!

The Humane Society of New Orleans, a corporation for the prevention of cruelty to animals domiciled in the City of New Orleans, is legally authorized to have its Humane Investigators commissioned as special police officers with full police powers through the Mayor of the City of New Orleans. New Orleans' current Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, has to date failed and willfully refused to commission our Field Investigators. Because of his continued refusal, we have filed a Writ of Mandamus to compel him to essentially "do his job" and what is right for the animals in the City. It is our position that, based on the verbage contained in the state law, he has no discretion and must commission whomever we nominate.

LA R.S. 3:2391 clearly states that the Mayor "shall appoint and commission as special police officers such agents as the corporation for the prevention of cruelty to animals may nominate". These are the filings in court to date:


At a court hearing on this matter on May 3, 2013 at 9AM in Civil District Court Section G, Judge Robin Giarusso chose to deny our Writ to compel the Mayor to issue the commissions. The entire ruling was based on her belief that, and we quote, "I think the home rule charter trumps [state law]. I just do". No lawful basis for the denial was given and no law was cited by Judge Giarusso. The denial has been appealed to the Louisiana State Court of Appeals.

Join Our Team!

The HSNO is looking for a few good volunteers to expand our services! If you are interested in fostering an animal, volunteering at our events, working with wildlife, or just helping us in some way please apply online!

Spay/Neuter As Easy as 1-2-3


Purchase A Voucher Purchase your low-cost spay/neuter voucher here.


Make An Appointment Contact the veterinarian listed on your reservation and book your dropoff appointment.


Pickup Your Pet Pick up your pet from the vet and follow all post-op instructions.