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Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services (JPAWS)

Harvey , LA

Our Mission

The mission of Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services 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. Jefferson Parish operates an adoption center location on both the Eastbank and the Westbank of the parish.

Adoption Policy

Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services is open for adoptions Tuesday’s thru Saturday’s from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The public can keep updated on all of our adoptable pets by following us on our Facebook page.

*THE SHELTER IS CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
Westbank Campus: 2pm second Tuesday of the month

2022 HOLIDAYS:
Monday, January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
Monday, February 28, 2022 Lundi Gras Day Holiday
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Mardi Gras Day Holiday
Friday, April 15, 2022 Good Friday Holiday
Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, June 20, 2022 Juneteenth Holiday
Monday, July 4, 2022 Independence Day Holiday
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day Holiday
Friday, November 11, 2022 Veterans Day Holiday
Thursday, November 24, 2022 Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Friday, November 25, 2022 Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Friday, December 23, 2022 Christmas Holiday
Monday, December 26, 2022 Christmas Holiday
Friday, December 30, 2022 New Year’s Holiday

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May is Global Pet Adoptathon! Come on by to see the angels in our care looking to meet you!

(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.)

ADOPTION FEES
(Check our facebook page for adoption specials or call the adoption center.)
Dogs / Puppies: $67
Cats / Kittens $67
Rabbits: $25

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


PAYMENTS
JPAWS no longer accepts cash for transactions. Only money orders, personal checks, debit cards & credit cards are accepted. There is a nominal processing fee for debit/credit card transactions.

VOLUNTEERING
To volunteer on an on-going basis working with animals, please email Dejuan at dhenderson@jeffparish.net or Virat at virat_kapur@outlook.com

FOSTERING
Please complete an online application at: http://bit.ly/JPASFosterApp


Court-ordered community service hours, call:
West Bank Campus (504) 349-5111

School service hours and summer camp:
Email: dhenderson@jeffparish.net



Westbank JPAWS:
From New Orleans:
Cross Crescent City Connection to Westbank. Take Exit 6B onto Westbank Expressway. Move into right hand lane and stay to right at split before Harvey Tunnel exit. Take left at Peters Rd. Shelter is on the corner of Peters Rd and Lapalco Blvd (cross under Lapalco Bridge overpass).
From Huey Long Bridge/Avondale/Waggamann:
Take Westbank Expressway (US 90 East). Exit 6 (Manhattan Blvd). Stay in left lane and take U-Turn to West Frontage Rd. Stay in 2nd lane from the Right. Take left at Peters Rd. The Westbank campus is on the corner of Peters Rd and Lapalco Blvd (cross under Lapalco Bridge overpass).
Alternate Rte: Take Exit 5 (MacArthur Ave). Merge Right. Continue through Harvey Tunnel in Left Hand lane. Take U-Turn to West Frontage Road. Stay in 2nd lane from the Right. Take left at Peters Rd. The Westbank campus is on the corner of Peters Rd and Lapalco Blvd (cross under Lapalco Bridge overpass).

FREE AND LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER
The 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.

  • day hours
    Monday By appointment only
    Tuesday 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Wednesday 12 noon- 4:00 pm
    Thursday 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Friday 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Saturday 12 noon - 4:00 pm
    Sunday By appointment only
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