Join us now in planning this exciting week for Louisiana's animals!

Please see Calendar of Events page on the array of  wonderful community-connecting events taking place across the state during the amazing Louisiana Week for the Animals. We will posting even throughout the week!

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Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting exciting and life-changing animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Louisiana will be joining in planning fun-filled activities to celebrate and help the animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter days, educational displays/programs in libraries, art workshop, awareness building activities for farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals and nursing homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our canine military and police dogs, event to help raise funds for bullet proof vests, cat initiatives, fashion show to benefit the animals, special educational programs, blessings for the animals, and fun-filled festival days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Become Involved! We need animal lovers and supporters everywhere in Louisiana to start planning so they can participate!  See the page "Become Involved" on this website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do and/or how we can work together.

See the Calendar of Events for exciting events already in the planning,  and please note we will be adding as many events and activities as possible for Louisiana's amazing and deserving animals. God Bless the great state of Louisiana!

Please join together with:

Animal World USA 
Alexandria Animal Shelter,  200 Animal Shelter Rd, Alexandria, LA 71301 (318) 473-1229
Animal Law Coalition
Animal Protection & Welfare Society, Baton Rouge  /
Animal Rescue Foundation of Louisiana
ARNO :Animal Rescue New Orleans  271 Plauche St, New Orleans, 70123
Ascension Parish Animal Shelter, Caras House 225-675-0400
Ascension Parish Animal Advocates,  Prairieville, LA (225) 955-0545
Baton Rouge Animal Advocacy Group
Baton Rouge Library System 
Baton Rouge Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. 
Baton Rouge Spay Neuter,  7807 Greenwell Springs Rd, Baton Rouge, LA (225) 218-1296
Big Sky Cares, 82060 Highway 25 Folsom, LA (985) 796-4494
Blue Dog
Bossier City Animal Control, : 3217 Old Shed Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-8499
Boudreau's Animal Rescue Krewe (BARK) 2960 Rigolette Rd, Pineville, LA 
Cajun Corgi Rescue, Baton Rouge, LA (225) 752-5345
Cajun Tails Rescue, Mandeville, LA 
Calcasieu Parish Animal Services
Cat Haven, 11130 N Harrells Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816  (225) 636-2680
Cathy Wells, legislative aide to Senator Fotenot
Chimp Haven,  13600 Chimpanzee Pl, Keithville, LA 71047 (318) 925-9575
City of New Orleans Fire Dept
City of New Orleans Health Dept.
City of Sulphur Animal Control, 3410 Bayou D'Inde Rd, Westlake, LA 70669 (337) 527-4577
Community Feral Cats Care 1605 W Vine St, Opelousas, LA 70570   (337) 331-8017
Companion Animal Alliance402 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5506
Diane Milsap, Featured Artist 
Dixieland Dog Rescue, Shreveport LA
East Baton Rouge Parish Library System
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center,  2680 Progress Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807, (225) 774-7700
For Bullies Sake Bully Breed Rescue , Picayune Mississippi         
Fort Polk Army Base, now Ft. Mitchell as of 2023  Vernon Parish, LA
Free Tony the Tiger campaign
Friends of St. Bernard Animal Shelter 5455 E Judge Perez Dr, Violet, LA 70092
Friends Of The Animals Br Inc6262 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
4 Paws Rescue, Inc.  Ruston, LA · (318) 251-3647
Governor Bobby Jindal
Grace's Home for Abused & Neglected Animals, West Monroe, La 71294
Gryphon Press Children's Books,  Award Winning!
Haseya's New Beginning Animal Rescue, in Rayne Animal Shelter 1321 Section Street, Rayne, LA 70578 (337) 580-9552
Heart of Louisiana, Winnfield LA  [email protected]
Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Hokies Hounds Beagle Rescue
Hope for Animals Thibodaux, LA
Humane Society Center, Adoption Center of Monroe  (318) 387-9553
Humane Society of Louisiana-Acadia, Crowley,  LA 
Humane Society of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 888-648-6263
Humane Society of Louisiana-Lincoln Chapter
Humane Society of NW Louisiana, 2544 Linwood Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103 [email protected]
Ian Somerhalder Foundation
Iberia Parish Animal Shelter, New Iberia, LA · (337) 364-6311
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters
Jefferson SPCA,  2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058, (504) 349-5111
Joni Solis, Artist
Kiroli Elementary School 5th grade students
Knock Out Dog Fighting  
Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter,  934 LA-3185, Thibodaux, LA 70301 (985) 446-3532
Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue419 Contour St, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Livingston Parish Animal Shelter, 13525 Florida Blvd, Livingston, LA 70754 (225) 686-7798
Louisiana Baby Mommas Rescue2740 Samford Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103
Louisiana Department of Justice
Louisiana Equine Council,
Louisiana North Shore, 68099 LA-59, Mandeville, LA 70471 (800) 634-9443
Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans, LA · (504) 368-5191
Louisiana State Animal Response Team, s: 8550 United Plaza Blvd # 1001, Baton Rouge, LA 70809   (800) 524-2996
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Wildlife Rehabbers, /
Loyola University, New Orleans
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue, sreving SE USA  (225) 341-2866
Mandeville Animal Services, Mandeville, LA 70471
Mimi Hunley, Assistant Attorney General, Baton Rouge
Ministry of St. Francis of Assisi
Minden Animal Control Shelter, : 138 Dianne St, Minden, LA 71055 : (318) 377-2144 ext. 502 
Natchitoches Hope For PawsPo Box 2552, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Neighborhood Pet Market
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
NIFAA: The National Institute for Animal Advocacy
Ninna Road To Rescue6 Sterling Ranch North, Haughton, LA 71037
NOLA Chinchilla Rescue
Louisiana German Shepherd Rescues, websites
Onyx’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Crowley, LA
Ouachita Library System
Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter, 417 Well Rd, West Monroe, LA 71292 (318) 323-4032
Ouachita Parish School System
Paws of N.E. Louisiana, Monroe, LA  318.397.0007
Pet Savers, 4380 Noyes Dr, Shreveport, LA 71119 (318) 636-0400
Precious Paw Prints Animal Rescue | Crowley, LA
River Cities Humane Society For Cats
River Road Rescue 10001 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70131-2524
Rosie Maries Animal Haven2120 Bayou Rd, Thibodaux, LA 70301-5832
Ruston Recreation & Parks
Sabine Humane Society Inc520 Mcdonald Dr, Many, LA 71449-3860
School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
Second Chance Paws in Crowley, Louisiana 
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
Shreveport Bossier Animal Rescue 9340 Davidson Rd, Shreveport, LA 71129
Smiley Beth Farms, Animal Shelter in Crowley 337-458-0524
Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association
Southern Animal Foundation, 1823 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
SOS Rescue, Baton Rouge
Spay Baton Rouge, PO BOX 82638, Baton Rouge, LA 70884
SPCA of Livingston , Livingston, LA  (225) 686-7798
Spirit Of Cheyenne16740 Spring Ranch Rd, Livingston, LA 70754
St. Francis Animal Sanctuary (601) 803-1256
St Francis Dog Adoption Center Mandeville 813 US-190, Mandeville, LA, 
(601) 222-1927
St. Martin Library System
St. Francis Medical Center (Pet therapy)
St. Martin Parish Animal Control, 1004 Industrial Prk Rd, St Martinville, LA (337) 394-1220
St. Tammany Parish Animal Services  Lacombe, LA · (985) 809-0183
St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission
Sundown Inc Animal Welfare 337-456-9205.
Tallulah/Madison Parish Animal Control
Tallulah City Dog Pound 500 W Washington St, Tallulah, LA 71282 (318) 574-2546
Tangi Humane Society, 46219 River Rd, Hammond, LA 70401 (985) 419-9900
Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter, 100 Government St, Gray, LA 70359 (985) 873-6709
The Bully Beat, Randi Bildner editor
The Gryphon Press
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 865-5000
Humane Society of LA Shelter-Building Fund
Visiting Pet Program
Webster Humane Association 
Wings of Hope Animal Sanctuary, Livingston, LA · (225) 698-3168
Winnfield Animal Shelter, 508 S Bevill St, Winnfield, LA 71483 
 (318) 628-2193
Woof and Purr Boarding and Grooming, Lacombe
Yelp Baton Rouge, 402 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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