Animal Shelter partners with SPCA to offer low cost services

Published 12:01 am Saturday, March 17, 2018

LULING — The Animal Control Office and the St. Charles Humane Society have partnered with the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 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,” Animal Control Supervisor Dr. Jena Troxler said.

“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.

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 a 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.


To schedule an appointment, residents may call the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter at 985-783-5010 to reserve space. Forms to bring on the day of surgery are on the parish website at or can be emailed to those interested.

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

May 8, June 26, Aug. 7, Oct. 2 and Dec. 4

The cost of services is as follows:

Cats: $50


$75 (under 25 lbs)

$100 (over 25 lbs)

$125 (over 90 lbs)