Louisiana SPCA

Unleash Your Heart

aka LA/SPCA   |   New Orleans, LA   |  http://louisianaspca.org

Mission

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 70,000 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 info

1972

Principal Officer

Ana Zorrilla

Main address

1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70114 USA

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EIN

72-0471368

NTEE code info

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

Veterinary Services (D40)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Animal Adoptions

Adopting a pet is an amazing way to show love to an animal in need and brings so much love to you in return. Browse our list of adoptable animals on our website or stop by our state of the art Animal Resource Center to meet our available pets

Population(s) Served

Launched in 1924, the Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic has grown far beyond our wildest imagination. What originally started off as a very small endeavor, has now grown into an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art veterinary clinic. With 5 exam rooms, 2 surgical suites, a dedicated heartworm treatment wing, on-site pharmacy and so much more, the new Community Clinic is able to service even more pets in the Greater New Orleans community. While our mission is still rooted in spay/neuter, our services are always expanding and we’re proud to offer discounted services to pet parents regardless of what parish they live in.

Population(s) Served

Youth humane education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility. From caring for the family pet to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others at an early age. Enhancing a student's understanding that animals are living, feeling beings to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others.

Population(s) Served

The most humane and effective way to control feral cat populations is TNR, or Trap, Neuter, Return. Because TNR is less expensive than removing and euthanizing feral cats, TNR saves taxpayers money while saving cats' lives at the same time.

Population(s) Served

Losing a pet is a terrifying experience that we hope you never find yourself in. However, if you do get separated from your pet, the Louisiana SPCA can guide you through the steps you should take to reunite with your pet.

Population(s) Served

Just like other members of your household, emergency planning for your pets requires supplies and advance preparation. Pets are members of the family and should be included in disaster preparations.

Population(s) Served

There is an immediate opportunity to save more lives through transports. Due to the high animal overpopulation in our region, the Louisiana SPCA transports animals across the country for adoption. We work with reputable shelters and match them with cats and dogs that will be adopted by residents in their community.

Population(s) Served

The Louisiana SPCA offers 4 types of foster programs: Fast Track provides adoptable dogs a unique opportunity to meet potential adopters in the community. Kitten Krewe cares for kittens until they are at least 2 lbs so they can be spayed/neutered and placed for adoption. Transport fostering is needed to care for our animals going on transport to free up space for other adoptables. Medical or social fostering is for animals that require socialization or medical treatments before being available for adoption.

Population(s) Served

Each legislative session the Louisiana SPCA Government Relations committee works with state representatives to draft and support animal-related legislation.

Population(s) Served

As part of our mission, the Louisiana SPCA provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish including food, housing and medical care for stray animals picked up by our Humane Law Officers or pets surrendered by their owners.

Population(s) Served

As the only contracted organization that provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish, a Louisiana SPCA dispatch officer is avaialble 24-hours a day and will activate our on-call Humane Officers to respond to calls for animals in distress.

Population(s) Served

As part of our mission, the Louisiana SPCA combats animal cruelty through a variety of diverse programs and services including humane education and New Orleans Humane Law & Rescue. The Louisiana SPCA is the only contracted organization that provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish.

Population(s) Served

As the only contracted organization that provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish, our Humane Law Officers are responsible for enforcing New Orleans laws and ordinances related to animal cruelty.

Population(s) Served

As the only contracted organization that provides animal control and rescue services for Orleans Parish, the Louisiana SPCA Humane Law Officers respond to emergency calls for injured animals including after hours

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Adoptions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals returned to their owner

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Stray Animal Response

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sheltering of Homeless Animals

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of animals spayed and neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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

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

Financials

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Operations

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

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Louisiana SPCA

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Machelle Hall

Jackie Shreves

Kerri Kane

Carlos Zervigon

Rich Bouchner

Mary Koss

T. Colette White

Lynn Coatney

Ryan McCabe

Jeff Meckstroth

Donna Richardson

William (Billy) Rippner

Kathleen Schrenk

Allison Shapiro

Walker Saik

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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