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Your new best friend is waiting...




Our furry friends love to sleep on Kuranda beds,
but we do not have enough for everyone...
Click here to donate a bed for a furry friend at our Shelter.

Wish List...

Kuranda beds...
cat/dog treats and toys...
round fleece cat beds...
medicated cat/dog shampoos...
cat/dog/puppy vitamins...
large jars of peanut butter (for pill taking) :)
collars, leashes...
blankets, towels (old ones are welcome)...
newspapers and cat litter...
dog huggers and kitty petters...
dog walkers and bathers...
foster homes, foster homes and more foster homes...


News

The adoption fees at the St. John Parish Animal Shelter are $100 for pets under 6 months of age and $130 for pets over 6 months of age. The fees pay for Spay/Neuter, rabies and basic vaccinations and micro-chipping. The vaccinations and spay/neuter are required by the state prior to the release of any animal from a shelter. All dogs over the age of 6 months will be heartworm tested. The micro-chipping will make sure the owner is in compliance with state law for identification required on an animal. Tags also bring the animal in compliance, but tags can be lost, removed, or stolen Note that micro-chipping does not remove the requirement that rabies tags be attached to a collar on the animal.

The Shelter is now offering micro-chipping to the public for a charge of $15, which includes registration. The micro-chipping will be available at the shelter between the hours of 1 P.M. and 4 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday, with the exception of holidays.

STATE LAW RS 3:2472 STERILIZATION REQUIRED A Provision providing for the sterilization of all dogs and cats released for adoption or purchased from any public or private animal shelter or animal control agency operated by a humane society, parish, city, or other political division by providing sterilization by a licensed veterinarian before relinquishing custody of the animal.

Who We Are

We are the St John Parish Animal Shelter and our primary job is to take animals off of the streets and give them a safe place to stay until they can be adopted.

Adopting a Friend

When you have found a new friend you must fill out a pre-adopt form. Once our check of the information is satisfactorily completed, (usually in one day's time) you can pay the $100 adoption fee. You can soon leave with your new friend with their shots, spayed or neutered, and micro-chipped.

Come Visit Us!

Please come and visit us and our furry friends... Our shelter is open from Monday to Saturday. We are closed on Sunday. Come to visit our dogs or to just play with them anytime between 12 pm and 4:30 pm.

We are located off of River Road in LaPlace. Go toward the center of the town on Highway 61. Turn toward the River on Hemlock, by Church's and Popeye's Fried Chicken. Turn right on West 5th Street. Go past St Joan of Arc Church and School and turn Left on Fir Street. Drive down Fir to river Road and turn right on River Road. Exactly 2 tenths of a mile down River Road you will see signs identifying the shelter road. Turn right on Water Plant Road and our shelter is the new building at the front of the property. Pariking lot is directly on your right once you turn onto Water Plant Rd. .

Map to our shelter

Volunteering

As our dogs live at our shelter , they would love to have you come and spend some time playing with them. Bring them a treat or a new toy, take them for a walk, maybe even give a belly rug or two. Most are very friendly and would love to just get tired from playing with you. Some have not been socialized and some have suffered abuse or neglect. With just a couple hours a week you can help them realize they aren't going to be hurt anymore and it's okay to be a happy, silly, playful dog.


St John Parish Animal Shelter
488 W. 2nd Street

LaPlace, LA 70068
Phone: (985) 651-7387

Email: lfasm@rtconline.com

Click here for a list of pets at our shelter


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