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Updated: Info for people who are still seeking pets in the New Orleans area

If you are able, we strongly urge you to visit the following shelters to look for your animals!

Rescue workers are saving animals from people’s homes and off the streets, and we are hearing reports of people finding their pets in these shelters, but the rescuers are too pressed for time to notify people when they have been to their home.

It is very difficult to reach these shelters by phone. The descriptions of rescued pets being posted to the Pet Finder website are incomplete and in most cases photos are very poor. Rescuers simply cannot keep up with the volume of animals in need. Some animals from the Gonzales Shelter are being moved to shelters out of state, as space is a critical need. So, in order to find your pets, it’s very important that you go to the shelter in person or have a friend/family member do so as soon as possible!

A shelter listing and the locations of most of the animals there is provided below.

If you do not find your pets in one of these shelters, we strongly recommend that you try to return to your home yourself to recover your pet. Rescuers are working at full capacity, but unable to reach all the animals in need. If you are unable to get to your home and your animal is not showing up in these shelters, feel free to get in touch and we will do our best to advise you on next steps.

Animals from New Orleans and surrounding areas are generally going to:

Gonzales, Louisiana: Emergency Animal Shelter at Lamar-Dixon (Horse Expo Center), 9039 St. Landry Rd., Exit 177 off I-10. (Louisiana SPCA), phone: 225-647-0712.

Animals from Slidell and possibly a few from St. Bernard Parish are going to:

Slidell, Louisiana: Emergency shelter run by Noah’s Wish in conjunction with the city of Slidell is at 1325 Bayou Lane, next to Heritage Park. Noah’s Wish home office number (CA): 530-622-9313, pagers: 877-575-0128 or 800-746-9390, or e-mail: and

Animals from Jefferson Parish and possibly some from St. Bernard (Best Friends Animal Society is working in these areas):

Jefferson Parish: West Bank Animal Control Shelter, 1869 Ames Blvd, Marrero, Louisiana, 504-349-5112.

Best Friends Animal Society is working alongside Jefferson Parish animal control and, according to their website, in parts of Orleans Parish. They have a staff member who is working to help reunite people with animals from this area: Jill Dennis, Best Friends Animal Society,, 435-644-2001 x212.

Austin, Texas : Austin Humane Society/SPCA SP124, West Anderson Lane, Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street. Phone: 512-646-7387. While they do not have any rescued animals at this time, they can refer to other numbers and can match people up with their animals through other shelters. Open 8 am – 10 pm.


Keep visiting to look for your lost pet.
o There is a page on for pets that are at the Lamar-Dixon shelter in
o LSU has a shelter in Baton Rouge for owned pets. They also have a site that they
updating with advice and information:
Additional Contacts for reporting lost pets:
We have passed any information provided to us along to rescuers on the ground.

Louisiana Residents who left pets in their homes may call one of these numbers:
toll-free within Louisiana (888) 773-6489 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm
From out of state: call (225) 925-3980 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm
Alternatively, you may e-mail
Mississippi resident hotline - 800-252-0923
Pets 911 is offering a national hotline: 1-800-PETS911 (1-800-738-7911) to report lost animals or you can go to their website,
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