The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter mission is to improve the community through the practice of compassion by saving and protecting animals, providing care and treatment, through education advocate for their welfare and to enhance the human-animal bond.
Shelter Viewing and Adoption Hours
Monday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Shelter Business Hours for Services other than Adoption and Viewing of Animals
Monday: 9:00am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm
The East Bank Shelter closes for staff training at 2:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month.
Mon. & Tues., Dec. 24 & 25 Christmas Holidays
Offsite Adoption Events
Dec. 1 - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. @ Central Ave., 11 am - 3 pm
Dec. 15 - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. @ Central Ave., 11 am - 3 pm
Regular Adoption Fees:
Dogs and puppies: $67
Cat and kittens: $67
Temporary adoption fee for cats and kittens is $18
We update biographies of pets on a regular basis as volunteers submit pictures and information after spending their valuable time with our wonderful animals. Please check regularly.
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 Mc Donald'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.
Free and Low Cost Spaying and Neutering:
Th Jefferson SPCA offers free or low cost surgery at participating vet clinics on both sides of the river. Go to their website www.jeffersonspca.org for details or call (504) 733-5878.
You may bring your dog or cat to the East Bank Shelter during regular hours to be microchipped. The cost is $25 and includes registration. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must be in a carrier.
The East Bank Shelter offers rabies shots on Wednesdays between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. 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.
To volunteer at the East Bank Shelter on an on-going basis working with animals, email jpasvolunteerEB@gmail.com for a volunteer application form. Orientation and fee required.
For court ordered or school community service hours, call the East Bank Shelter at (504) 736-6111 to schedule your work hours.
The shelter can use the following items:
Large Kongs for dogs
ping pong balls
powdered KMR (Kitten milk replacement)
plastic clip boards
one gallon stainless steel water buckets
nylon dog leashes 4 or 6 ft.
battery wall clock
fleece blankets $2.50 at Walmart
folding 3-step step ladder
Pupperoni (original, long sticks)
cat toys (no ribbons, string, yarn or bells)
cat tease toys
day hours Monday 11:00am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 11:00am - 4:00 pm Wednesday 11:00am - 4:00 pm Thursday 11:00am - 6:00 pm Friday 11:00am - 4:00 pm Saturday 11:00am - 3:00 pm Sunday Closed