Humane Society of West Louisiana

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If you'd like to make a donation of any cash amount, it would help us with heartworm treatments and general care of the animals at our adoption center. Your generosity will help many animals.

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Humane Society of West Louisiana
P.O. Box 1751
DeRidder, LA 70634

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All donations are tax deductible.

Who We Are

The Humane Society of West Louisiana was founded in August of 1998. We are a small group of volunteers that rescue abandoned, abused or neglected animals. We provide a safe environment for the animals and get them medical care. The animals are evaluated for their health and their temperment, and then put in foster homes or our adoption center until they find homes. Our goal is to end the cycle of pet overpopulation through spaying and neutering; to educate the public about pet ownership responsibility; and to end animal abuse through education. Remember, there is no excuse for abuse!


We always need volunteers to help with our garage sale, fundraising, and foster parents to house kitten/cats and puppies/dogs. Or if you have any other talent, i.e. computer skills, we can always use you. Even if you just want to come play & love all the animals that need homes; this is important as the animals need socialization to be adoptable. HSWL and the animals need you. Call (337) 462-3321 if interested.

How Do I Adopt An Animal?

To adopt a kitten/cat or puppy/dog from the Humane Society of West Louisiana, you will fill out an application form for the pet you are interested in. We do interview you because we want to make sure that both pet and owner belong together so that we can have a successful adoption, which is a loving, permanent home for the pet & that the owner gets a healthy, loving animal right for his personality. Adoption fees include; the first office visit for a physical; deworming; the first set of shots, and to spay/neuter the animal. Help save a life and adopt a homeless pet! They make wonderful pets because they are so grateful & happy to finally have a home and belong to someone. Call (337) 462-3321 or email us at HumaneSocietyofWestLouisiana. If you email us, please include your name and phone numbers where you can be reached.

Click Here to submit an adoption contract online and let us know who you are interested in. If you don't hear from us within 24 hours, please try the contact form again.

Mz Rita can also be found each Saturday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m at PetSmart in Alexandria adopting out animals. Come on by and see what she has to offer.

Our Wish List

The Humane Society can always use donations of the following items: puppy food, adult food, stainless steel food bowls, old blankets, fabric softener, laundry detergent, clay type cat litter, kitten food, baby blankets, old towels, bleach, leashes, paper towels, small collars, trash bags, computer paper, and CASH.

Save Purina Weight Circles for the H.S.W.L.

The Humane Society of West Louisiana accepts donations of "weight circles" found on the bottom of 8 lbs or larger bags of Purina One brand dog food. Weight circles are redeemed through Purina for gift certificates to local stores to purchase needed supplies. Simple place them in an envelope marked "Humane Society" and drop them off at any local vet's office or mail them to: The Humane Society of West Louisiana, Attn: Weight Circles Enclosed, P.O. Box 1751, DeRidder, LA 70634. One weight circle by itself isn't worth much but many of them combined are valuable. It's a quick and easy way to help the Humane Society.


Our adoption center, Humane Society of West Louisiana, is ready and open to the public. Some adoptions can be made by appointment as well. Call Mz Rita at 337-462-3321 to find out.

Hours of Operation:
Monday -10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday-10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday -10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday-10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday-10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday -10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For a map to our adoption center click here.

Contact Us:

Humane Society of West Louisiana
P.O. Box 1751
DeRidder, LA 70634
Phone: (337) 462-3321
Email: HumaneSocietyofWestLouisiana

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