Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

East Bank Shelter Pet List

West Bank Shelter Pet List

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A personalized Gift Card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected for them.
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Adoption Events

November 18th - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy., 11am-3pm
November 26th - Lafreniere Park, Jefferson SPCA Pet Fest, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, 10am-4pm
December 2nd - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy., 11am-3pm
December 9th - Jefferson Feed, 6047 Magazine St. New Orleans, 11am-3pm, Dogs only
December 16th - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy., 11am-3pm

Most Saturdays - Gretna Farmers Market, Gretna, 10 am - 12, Call 504-349-5111 for info.

New adoption events are added regularly. Please check back.


Spay/Neuter Help - Visit the Jefferson SPCA's website for information on low cost spay/neuter.

Rabies Vaccines
Rabies vaccines are offered at the East Bank Shelter on Wednesdays between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM and at the West Bank Shelter Tuesdays between 10:00 AM and Noon. 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.

Microchips for dogs and cats are offered at the shelters during regular business hours. The fee is $25. Dogs must 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 Dog Behavior Workshop. Oct. 17th. Owners Only (no dogs). Call (504)736-6999 Ext. 122 or email for more information or to register.

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, beginners classes and intermediate classes Call (504) 736-6999 Ext. 122 or email for more information or to register.

Pet Fest
Mark your calendars for Pet Fest, Sunday, November 26th from 10am to 4pm at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd. in Metairie. Pet adoptions from 30+ shelters and rescue groups, food for people and pets, music, contests, vendors, raffles and more. Friendly dogs are welcome and must be on 6 ft. or shorter leash - No flexi leashes. Barks and Recreation is the 2017 theme.

Who We Are

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, contact the shelter - 504-736-6111 for East Bank location and 504-349-5111 for West Bank location.

Adopting a Friend

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.

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.

The West Bank Animal Shelter is at 2701 Lapalco Blvd. (corner of Peters Rd.) in Harvey (504) 349-5111.

Directions to the West Bank Shelter:
If you are coming from the East Bank, go to the Westbank Expressway from the Crescent City Connection or you can take the Huey P. Long Bridge. (From Huey Long Bridge, stay on Hwy. 90 until you cross overpass. Exit right to Westbank Expressway.) Stay on Westbank Expressway until you reach Mac Ave (Exit 5) in Marrero. Merge onto Westbank Expressway and turn right onto Destrehan Ave. Continue to traffic loop under Lapalco bridge and merge right onto Lapalco Blvd. Cross the Lapalco Bridge and make first U-turn on left. Veer to right on frontage road and turn left on Peters Rd. Turn left on Lapalco Blvd. Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter will be on your right.

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.
Both shelters are closed for Thanksgiving holidays Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24.

Wish List

We can use the following: donations to the Jefferson SPCA Heartworm Treatment Fund for shelter dogs, Pup-Peroni (original beef stick type), plastic kid swimming pools (NOT inflatable) towels, fleece blankets (Walmart price is $2.50), catnip, cat teaser toys, powdered KMR (kitten milk replacement, kitten bottles, peanut butter, Kongs (original large type for dogs), ping pong balls, tennis balls, pooper scoopers, nylon collars and leashes, pens, permanent markers, pocket folders, camera cards, plastic clip boards, sturdy outdoor chairs, Command hooks, waist aprons (Home Depot), gift cards to Walmart, Lowes, Target, Home Depot, Petsmart, Petco, Jefferson Feed, Office Depot.... Also see our Amazon Wish List .

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - East Bank
#1 Humane Way
Harahan, LA 70123