Animal related

Louisiana SPCA

Unleash Your Heart


New Orleans, LA


The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. As the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, the Louisiana SPCA impacts more than 59,000 homeless and companion animals annually. For more than 130 years, the Louisiana SPCA has been committed to service the needs of the people and animals in the community and across the region.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Ana Zorrilla

Main Address

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70114 USA


Hurricane Katrina, animal welfare, animal, shelter, adoption, vet care, cruelty, donations, spay, neuter, New Orleans, adoption, feral cat, humane, stray, dog, cat





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Other Services (D60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Animals throughout Louisiana are suffering due to overpopulation and homelessness, cruelty and neglect, and lack of access to proper care. Additionally, many surrounding (and rural) areas lack adequate funding and education to establish, develop and implement best practices in humane welfare.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Animal Adoptions

Community Clinic

Humane Education and Youth Programs

TNR Feral Cat Program

Lost and Found

Disaster Preparedness and Response

Transport Program

Active Foster Program

Lobbying for Animal Legislation

Sheltering of Homeless Animals

Stray Animal Response

Animal Cruelty and Neglect Investigations

Enforcement of City and State Animal Laws

Injured Animal Response

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Reduce the number of unwanted and homeless animals, seeking justice for victims of animal crimes, increasing the resources to pet owners, and promoting best practices in animal care.

Promoting spay/neuter, placing adoptable animals, investigating cruelty and supporting the prosecution of animal related crimes, providing veterinary care at an affordable price to pet owners, and promoting humane education.

We operate a high volume spay/neuter clinic as well as provide a number of other critical veterinary care services to the public, we promote onsite adoptions, partner with breed rescue groups for placements as well as other organizations to transport animals to shelters throughout the East Coast and Midwest for adoptions, and provide a highly trained investigative team doing Humane Law Enforcement for the City of New Orleans

Fewer animals will need our sheltering services and more animals will remain in their homes because they have received proper veterinary care.

Over 70,000 animals have been spayed or neutered through our high volume clinic reopened after Hurricane Katrina, over 80% of all incoming animals are being placed in forever homes, and we have expanded the veterinary care services to provide access to as many people as possible. What’s next? Bringing our services to pet owners who are unable to reach us due to financial and logistical challenges

External Reviews



Louisiana SPCA

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?