Kitty News

Effective immediately, cats trapped in ZIP code 70119 (Mid-City) will be eligible for FREE spay/neuter services. And the 2012 Neuter Scooter Program, although late, will be kicking off December 1st for $10 feral surgeries. So now there is something for everyone. See below to find the program you are eligible for and call right away to set your appointments. Algiers Alleycat/Strut for Strays: FREE feral surgery in ZIPs 70114, 70131, and now 70119 through July 14, 2013.

Participating clinics are LA/SPCA Community Clinic and Furry Friends Animal Hospital. Fix a Feline: FREE feral surgery for all Jefferson Parish residents until December 31st. Participating clinics are Animal Care Center, Animal Medical/Surgical Hospital, Ark Animal Hospital, Chateau Veterinary Clinic, Cypress Animal Hospital, Expressway Animal Hospital, Furry Friends Animal Hospital, LA/SPCA Community Clinic, Marrero Veterinary Hospital, Pets R Our World, and Primary Vet Care.

Neuter Scooter: $10 feral surgery for residents of any parish not covered by another grant until December 31st. Participating clinics are LA/SPCA Community Clinic, Metairie Small Animal Hospital, Southern Animal Foundation, Spay Nation, and St Tammany Humane. There are still openings in our TNR Basics class this Saturday from 10-noon at the shelter for anyone wishing to register. We are in need of cat food for the TNR program and also cat and dog food for our Food Pantry program, as well as towels for shelter animals. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter 7 days/week, or at one of our donation drop boxes set up at our adoption locations on December 1st for Merriment on Magazine (drop boxes atPure Barre, Pinkberry, No Fleas, Petcetera, The Bulldog, Tracey’s and The Cat Practice.)

Also, anyone whose company wishes to have a pet supply donation drive during the holidays would be appreciated and we can pick up large donation orders at your door. Please consider the critters this holiday season. Thanks, and happy trapping! Heather J. Rigney Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Feral Cat Coordinator Louisiana SPCA Phone: 504-368-5191 ext 205 Fax: 504-368-5108

Feral Cat TNR | The Basics and Beyond!

A humane education course for people with neighborhood cats

Learn the importance of Trap-Neuter-Return and find out about basic methods and equipment.
Network and find area resources for low-cost spay/neuter, trap rental or purchase, etc.
Discover ways to advocate for neighborhood cats and to gain support for TNR in the community.
Get questions on cat ordinances and how they apply to ferals answered.

Class Schedule:
Saturday, January 28 10:00-Noon

Saturday, March 17 10:00-Noon

Saturday, May 5, 10:00-Noon

Saturday, August 11, 10:00-Noon

Saturday, October 6, 10:00-Noon

Saturday, December 1, 10:00-Noon

TNR Education Classes

Feral Cat TNR, the Basics and Beyond is a two hour class taught on premises at the LA/SPCA and FREE to the public. If you have an interest in practicing TNR and want to know how to get started, how to mediate problems, advocate for cats, and how to solve difficult trapping situations, then this is the class for you. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the municipal ordinances in Orleans Parish as they pertain to cats. Novices are welcome, as are experienced trappers looking to network. Information on local feral-friendly programs and services will be available for distribution, as well as information provided by Alley Cat Allies, a national organization advocating for the rights of free-roaming cats. Limit is 15 people per class. Residents of all parishes are welcome. For class schedules please email or call Heather at 504-368-5191 ext 205. 

Check out the LA/SPCA events calendar for September and October sessions.

Fosters for Ferals

Become an LA/SPCA volunteer and enroll in our Foster Program. Help us socialize semi-feral kittens and cats who may just need a little extra TLC. The amount of attention and care these borderline animals receive is often the key difference in whether or not they are successfully adopted. Our foster program is always eager for new families to join, and accepts applications for people wanting to foster dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets. Help make a difference in an adoptable animal’s life.

Caretaker Club

By joining the Caretaker Club, you become an official part of the caretaker community, with access to resources and the ability to network with other caretakers. This is an invaluable tool for caretakers who may have special needs and concerns, such as where to find someone who can colony-sit while they’re out of town, or who may want to find others in the neighborhood in order to pool resources. This is also the list of folks who will be priority notified for free or low cost spay days, donations of bulk cat food, and other great deals. Fill out the online application to become a member.

The Algiers Alleycat Program

For all those Algiers residents who are seeking an alternative to removing their stray and feral cats, now is the time to act! 24% of all incoming cats at the LA/SPCA shelter are from the Algiers neighborhood, comprised of ZIP codes 70114 and 70131. Thanks to a generous PetSmart Charities grant, LA/SPCA is able to offer the Algiers Alleycat Program,  a FREE…yes, FREE program targeting feral cats in these ZIP codes. Any feral or stray cat trapped in ZIPs 70114 and 70131 will receive spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccination and eartip at no charge. For appointments, call the LA/SPCA Community Clinic or our partner, Furry Friends Animal Hospital, today!

Louisiana SPCA Community Clinic, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans 70114 504-363-1333 by appointment only.
Furry Friends Animal Hospital, 2330 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey 70058 504-366-6060 by appointment only.
*All cats must be in humane live traps. For trap rental or purchase information,  call 504-762-3306.

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