Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog bed to a shelter dog or cat in the name of a friend or family member.
A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.
Donate a Kuranda bed
Spay/Neuter Help - Jefferson Parish residents, visit the Jefferson SPCA's website to find low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter information. For other parishes, visit the Louisiana SPCA's website to find low-cost spay/neuter information.
Rabies shots are offered at the West Bank Shelter on Tuesdays between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Animals must be at least 4 months old. Price for intact pets is $20. Price for spayed or neutered pets is $15. Dogs need to be leashed, and cats need to be in carriers.
Dog Behavior Workshops
Learn why your dog may jump on visitors, destroy household items or bark excessively, and how you can prevent such behaviors by attending the next Jefferson Parish Recreation Department's Dog Behavior Workshop. Call Tiffany at (504)736-6999 Ext. 118 for more information or to register. Owners Only (no dogs).
Dog Obedience Classes and Puppy Classes
Jefferson Parish Recreation Department offers a full program of Eastbank dog training classes. Classes include the AKC 'STAR' puppy classes (7 classes, $47), beginners classes dogs over 5 months (8 classes, $52), and intermediate classes (7 classes, $44) which include working to prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation and the new fun of rally obedience. All classes, and the STAR and CGC evaluations, are open to mixed breeds as well as purebreds, and mixed breeds can now compete in AKC obedience, rally, and agility trials. Call Tiffany at (504) 736-6999 Ext. 118 for more information or to register.
For Westbank classes (offered at Harvey Playground), call Rose Scott at (504) 349-5000 Ext. 132. Harvey Playground also offers Canine Good Citizen classes, as well, with the CGC testing done at the end of the program that teaches the handler and canine the 10 basic exerciess on the test.
We are the Animal Shelter Department for Jefferson Parish. We operate two open-admission animal shelters at #1 Humane Way in East Jefferson near Elmwood (504) 736-6111 and at 2701 Lapalco Blvd in Harvey (504) 349-5111.
Interested in volunteering or fostering to help the animals at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter? If so, go to the Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter's website and fill out an online application. We have lots of volunteer opportunities.
Please visit our shelters to meet our friendly adoptable pets. Or, visit us at one of our adoption days in the community.
The adoption fee of $67 (cash or credit card) includes at least the first set of vaccinations, worming, microchip with registration and the required spay or neuter operation. Dogs are tested for heartworms. Cats are tested for FeLV/FIV.
We can use the following: Volunteers, towels, cat toys, large Kong toys for dogs, newspapers, baby scale, small plush beds that can fit into washer and dryer, bleach and Frontline.
Jefferson Parish's East Bank Animal Shelter at 1 Humane Way is located on the Earhart Expressway service road near Clearview Parkway in Elmwood. If you haven't visited us before, call (504)736-6111 for directions.
Directions to the East Bank Shelter:
The ONLY WAY to drive to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter is by traveling north on South Clearview Parkway as if coming from Jefferson Highway or from Huey Long Bridge. (If you are coming from the other direction on S. Clearview, make the U - turn by the light in front of Wendy's.) Get in the second lane from the right as you near the hospital. At the light at Citrus and S. Clearview Parkway (by hospital), veer onto the New Orleans/Harahan North 3139 (Earhart). Stay in the LEFT lane, and it turns LEFT to become the Service Road. On the LEFT side of the LEFT lane, you will see green signs marked "Animal Shelter." Follow them. Curve LEFT under the overpass and follow the road until you can turn right to enter the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter parking lot. This is #1 Humane Way. The entrance to the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter lobby is in the front of the building.
Hours: UPDATED: Both shelters are open during the following hours for viewing and adoptions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Thursday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Owner surrenders are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling the shelter, East Bank 736-6111 West Bank 349-5111. Please note that our West Bank facility is now located at 2701 Lapalco Blvd., corner Peter's Road. These changes are going to allow us to better serve the animals in our care and to make our operations more effective.
Regular hours of operation (accepting stray animals, taking complaints about animal cruelty, abuse and neglect) : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am to 6 pm.; Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday: Closed
Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - West Bank