Animal Welfare


Ways to Report Animal Welfare Concerns:

Natchitoches Animal Control:

318-357-3885 

M - F  7:30 am - 4:30 pm 

(They can also check in on animal welfare with an anonymous tip if you are uncertain on the situation.)

Natchitoches Police Department:

318-352-8101

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office:

318-352-6432


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Hot Car 

If you see an animal: 

  • left in a hot car

  • being abused

  • being neglected

call Animal Control or the Police IMMEDIATELY!


Visit the ASPCA page for more
resources on what you can do to help!

They have a good list of what Physical and Environmental signs to look for and how to proceed!

 

Lost pets

If you have lost your pet, please check out these Facebook resources:

Found animals are often posted on them, especially outside of normal business hours! Please post found or roaming pets that you do not know on these pages as well!

 


EMERGENCY/SAFETY LINKS:
After Hours Emergency Clinics
Crossroads Animal Emergency Clinic
5405 North Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 427-1292
      Animal Emergency Clinic
2421 Line Ave #B 
Shreveport, LA 71100
(318) 227-2345

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435
Visit the above link for information on items/foods that are poisonous to your pets
and what to do in the event you believe your pet has been poisoned.
 
LA SPCA Hurricane Check List for Pets
Visit the above link to make sure you and your pets are prepared for hurricane season!

The American Heartworm Society recommends that you “think 12”
  1. Get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworm
  2. Give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year.
See how to sponsor and animal who needs heartworm medications or procedures here!

Check out our Spay Natchitoches page here for more info on our program or to donate to it!
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Local Low Cost Spay/Neuter ClinicsMagnolia Spay Neuter in Alexandria
Robinson's Rescue in Shreveport (also can bring feral cats as listed here)


National Programs for vet bills and financial relief

RedRover.org

Preserving the human-animal bond by providing financial assistance, resources and support to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence and their pets, so families can escape abuse together and stay together.

Waggle.org
A pet dedicated crowdfunding platform, which also includes the Riedel and Cody Fund that is for pets with cancer.

The Pet Fund

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care.

Harley's Hope Foundation

Harley's Hope offer several services for low-income pet owners, service animals, seniors and short-term foster care.

Shakespeare Animal Fund

Helps elderly, disabled and those whose total income does not exceed the current federal poverty guidelines to obtain emergency pet care. Usually between $50 and $100.

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation

This is a privately run nonprofit started in memory of the founder’s dogs.  This foundation has helped primarily by providing emergency medical care to animals whose owners have fallen on hard times.

Handicapped Pets Foundation

The Handicapped Pets Foundation donates mobility equipment to pets in need.

Credit Cards for Veterinary Care

Since many veterinary hospitals do not take payment plans, getting a specialized credit card may be a solution if you are not able to afford the whole cost of treatment all at once. Your veterinarian must offer this service in order for you to use it, so check with your veterinarian to see which cards are accepted.  Care Credit

Dog-Breed Specific Support

There are some rescue groups and associations that support specific dog breeds. Reach out to your local breed clubs for information on local, state and national groups involved in dog breed-specific veterinary care assistance programs. Examples include groups like CorgiAidSpecial Needs DobermansLabMed.

Disease Specific Support 

There are groups that help with specific canine and feline diseases. Cancer: The Reidel & Cody FundThe Magic Bullet Fund.

Crowdsource Funding

Try raising your own funds through fundraising platforms like GoFundMe, that let you create a personal fundraising page to raise funds for your pet's medical care. These resources may take a portion of the funds, so you could also ask on social media and post a Venmo or similar account!

Post questions on our Facebook page, we may know where to direct you or one of our followers might also!

Keep in mind the groups listed above are primarily for helping families with emergency medical situations. If you are looking for low cost-spay and neuter, check out our Spay Natchitoches page here!