ANIMAL SHELTER CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH LOUISIANA SPCA TO OFFER LOW COST SERVICES
St. Charles Parish, LA -The Animal Control Office and the St. Charles Humane Society have partnered with the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to continue offering low cost spay and neuter services for residents’ pets. The partnership was first offered to the public in January of 2017.
“We constantly strive to find ways to decrease the number of homeless animals; however, we still receive litters given away intact which result in a higher shelter intake,” said Animal Control Supervisor Dr. Jena Troxler. “This service has been well received and utilized by our residents in need. Partnering with LSPCA is one piece of our response to help residents keep their pets healthy and home.”
The Louisiana SPCA has assigned the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter a select number of days that will allow 15-25 scheduled animals to receive these services.
The dates for 2018 are as follows:
- March 27
- May 8
- June 26
- August 7
- October 2
- December 4
The cost of services is as follows:
- Cats - $50
- $75 (under 25lbs)
- $100 (over 25 lbs)
- $125 (over 90 lbs)
There are no qualifications needed to schedule animals. There are also additional discounts for seniors (65+), first responders, students and those on government assistance. Scheduled animals will receive a reminder call 1 week prior to surgery. The pet must be brought to the shelter parking lot before 7 a.m. on the day of surgery with completed paperwork in hand and payment (cash, card or money order) for the LASPCA. They will then be transported by the Louisiana SCPA to their facility at 1700 Mardi Gras Boulevard in New Orleans and returned by 4:30 p.m. to the Animal Shelter parking lot in Luling for pickup by owners.
The Louisiana SPCA also offers packages that include bloodwork, vaccinations, heartworm testing, microchips and prevention.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule an appointment, residents may call the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter at (985) 783-5010 to reserve space. Residents need to fill out admissions forms for these services. The admission form for cats can be found here, and the admission form for dogs can be found here.
The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish. The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.
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