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Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter East Bank

1 Humane Way
Harahan, LA 70123

Our Mission

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.

Adoption Policy

October Spooktacular adoption fee of $10.00 for fully vetted all domestic animals.

Shelter Viewing and Adoption Hours
Monday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Shelter Business Hours for Services other than Adoption and Viewing of Animals
Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed .

2019 Holidays:
Fri. Nov. 1 All Saints' Day
Mon. Nov. 11 Veterans' Day
Thurs. Nov. 28 and Fri. Nov. 29 Thanksgiving holidays
Tues. Dec. 24 and Wed. Dec. 25 Christmas holidays

The Eastbank shelter closes at 2 pm for staff meetings the first Tuesday of the month.

Offsite Adoption Events:
Oct 19- Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 11am-3pm
Nov 3- Pet Fest, Lafreniere Park, 10am-4pm
Nov 16- Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 11am-3pm
Dec 7- Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 11am-3pm
Dec 21- Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 11am-3pm

These are subject to change. We try to keep this updated on our Petfinder website –

JPAS no longer accepts cash for transactions. Only personal checks, debit cards & credit cards are accepted. There is a $2 charge for use of cards.

We update biographies of pets on a regular basis as volunteers submit pictures & 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:
The Jefferson SPCA offers free or low cost surgery at participating vet clinics on both sides of the river. Go to their website for details or call (504) 733-5878.

Microchipping for dogs and cats is offered during shelter business hours.
The cost is $25 & includes registration. Dogs must be on leash, and cats must be in carriers.

Rabies shots
The East Bank Shelter offers rabies shots on Wednesdays between 10:00 AM & 11:30AM.
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, please commplete the online application by scrolling down to the bottom of the page at the following link:

For court ordered community service hours, call the East Bank Shelter at (504) 736-6111 to schedule your work hours.
For school service hours, please email
for info on scheduling.

Wish List:
The shelter can use the following items:
Pupperoni (original, long sticks)
"Adopt Me" bandanas (large preferred) (
Large Kongs for dogs
cat tease toys
Meow Mix for kittens
cat treats
kitten bottles
powdered KMR (Kitten milk replacement)
Miracle nipples (
cat toys (no ribbons, string, yarn or bells)
ping pong balls
towels (new or used if clean)
one gallon stainless steel water buckets
nylon dog leashes 4 or 6 ft.
ink pens
plastic clip boards
Command hooks
Dawn dishwashing detergent
32 oz. spray bottles

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  • 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
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