The LA SPCA announces its grand opening in Algiers, Louisiana. The Louisiana SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been around for 125 years helping animals find a loving home in New Orleans. Chartered in 1888 it is the oldest animal welfare organization in Louisiana and provides care for more than 33,000 animals yearly. The organization strives to promote a safe haven for homeless animals. They were the leading animal welfare agency to help out the animals during Hurricane Katrina by providing water, food, shelter and transportation to safety.
With such great success in the community, they are proud to announce the grand opening of the new Adoption Resource Center and Clinic which is the second phase of the Dorothy Dorsett Brown Campus. The new Dorothy Dorsett Campus was built to replace the old building that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The 40,000 square foot Adoption Resource Center and Clinic is location at 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers on the west bank in Jefferson Parish. The newly built facility will house a permanent public veterinary clinic, education spaces and administrative offices. Twenty one thousand six hundred square feet, in the existing phase one, houses the Animal Rescue and Care Center where animal control services, animal intake and lost and found is located.
The expansion will enable Louisiana SPCA to better serve the animal community with a 40% to 50% increase in services and projected 30% increase in adoptions. The new public veterinary clinic is the only high-volume spay/neuter clinic in the region.
The new construction would not have been possible without the private donations from individual donors, national agencies, foundations and 16.8 million from FEMA.
The grand opening will be August 21- 23, 2015 from 11am – 2pm. During the grand opening, tours of the facility will be held, obedience and training demonstrations, children’s activities, tours of the transport trailer, tours of the Humane Law Enforcement vehicles, adoptions, giveaways and meet and greet with New Orleans City Council members.