How We Operate

The Humane Society of New Orleans, a non-profit corporation for the prevention of cruelty to animals, is committed to making New Orleans more humane for all animals. We are not contracted for the intake of stray or lost animals in the City. Animals admitted to our shelter are mainly from cruelty and neglect cases although we occassionally take in an animal hit by a car or that was "in trouble" at the time we were contacted.

My pet is lost. What do I do?

ORLEANS PARISH

If you are in Orleans Parish, you may contact us at (504) 322-3938 and inquire about animals we have recently taken in. You should also contact the Louisiana SPCA at (504) 368-5191 to inquire about animals similar to yours that may have been impounded under their contract with the City. It is always better to go to the SPCA's shelter to check for your animal as it may not be in the computer database yet or may be listed differently from the way you describe. They are located at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114.

OUTSIDE OF ORLEANS PARISH

If you are outside of Orleans Parish please contact your local Animal Control and Care agency and your local rescue groups. 

I found a pet. What do I do?

ORLEANS PARISH

If you are in Orleans Parish, please contact the Louisiana SPCA at (504) 368-5191 to arrange for pickup of your animal. They are contracted with the City to accept your animal. The SPCA, under their contract with the City of New Orleans, is required to accept animals from the public at their shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the shelter is closed, go to the back door and use the keypad to request access and entry for your animal. They are located at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70114. They can be reached at (504) 368-5191.

The Humane Society of New Orleans also accepts lost and found pet reports via e-mail. Please e-mail a picture and description of the animal to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our file. Please no phone calls unless you have lost your animal.