Steeg Law is delighted to shine the community spotlight on the Louisiana SPCA (LASPCA), a nonprofit organization that has been serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 128 years. The oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, the LASPCA provides care for more than 43,000 homeless and companion animals annually.
Managing partner, Robert Steeg, is a huge fan. He adopted his dog Simon from the LASPCA from Condo #14, which now has a plaque in honor of his previous dog, Allison. (Simon recently escaped from Rob’s yard and was gone for 8 days. He has written a very informative piece about his experience, What To Do – Right Away – When Your Dog is Lost, which you can read on the LASPCA’s blog.)
The LASPCA is an open admission shelter and accepts almost any animal. While the organization is best equipped to deal with traditional pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc.) horses, goats, exotic birds, reptiles and many more are often cared for. Any cases that the LASPCA cannot handle on-site are transferred to facilities that specialize in specific species care.
Programs and Events
There are many ways you can support the mission of the Louisiana SPCA. The organization offers a variety of programs and events throughout the year, including educational programs for youth. Their major fundraising events — Brunch Fest, Crescent City Classic, Dine Out 4 Paws, NOLA on Tap and Howling Success — have become staples on New Orleans’ social calendar and are a fun way to show your love for animals. Their calendar is also chock full of ongoing events like the upcoming NO Fleas Market Father’s Day Sale that will be held Thursday, 15 June 15 to Sunday, June 18 , 2017.
Educating the next generation about taking care of animals is also a key part of their mission. To help children learn about and interact with animals, they offer a variety of youth programs, including Birthday Pawties, Show and Tail, Critter Cinema as well as camps, field trips and classroom partnerships.
For more information on the events and programs click here.
Donate to the Louisiana SPCA
Donations to the LASPCA are greatly appreciated. When you make a donation to the organization you can be assured it is going to the betterment of animal welfare in our community. General donations benefit programs and services while specific donations can be applied towards particular aspects of the LASPCA mission.
As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the LASPCA is not a part of any other SPCA or humane society. The organization operates and raises all funds independently. Contributions to the LASPCA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Ranking in the top 1% of all animal welfare organizations and 4-Star on Charity Navigator, the private organization is dedicated to promoting, protecting and advancing the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals.
Donate by clicking here.