The PAWS of NE LA Animal Rescue Program was formed in 2003 to help animals from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter, our local public pound that had a >70% euthanasia rate at that time. While our wonderful rescue program has saved the lives of thousands of dogs from the OPAS since 2003, we have also been able to reach out and assist other local shelters and rescues by taking their dogs into our program. Please remember that animals in this area will continue to be euthanized daily due to overpopulation; "accidental" litters are dropped off daily at shelters and many more are abandoned and suffer on the streets. We must start preventing these unwanted animals from being born. Talk up spay/neuter to anyone who will listen and always "fix" your pets!


We are able to pull animals from local shelters in Northeast Louisiana that might not otherwise get adopted due to overcrowding, health issues such as heartworm or because of their particular breed. We take these animals into our program, have them fully vetted, place them in loving foster homes and work with rescue groups all over the country to help find their perfect forever families. These pets are given a second chance at life through the PAWS Animal Rescue Program!



Fostering saves lives plain and simple. We cannot pull animals from the shelter without local foster homes waiting to take them in. It takes a truly special person to become a foster parent to a pet. You have to be willing and able to fully give your heart and home to an animal that will become part of your family for a few weeks or months. Many people think they couldn't love and care for a pet for only a short period of time, but then you realize that you are the integral link to that pet's finding a wonderful home rather than facing an unfortunate fate at the shelter. One of our fosters describes the experience: "Some people have wondered how I could foster a dog I will eventually have to give away, but the sadness of giving them away is nothing compared to the thought of never giving them a chance to live!" We can't do it without your help! If you are ready to open your heart and home to a homeless pet, click HERE to fill out the foster application and get started!


"Save a life by sponsoring a shelter dog and then follow their journey to a loving, forever home!" The sponsor makes a one time donation to PAWS of Northeast Louisiana for a dog in our Animal Rescue Program. The donation is 100% tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly towards "your" sponsored dog. Sponsors are true angels to our rescue program! We work hard to make sure all sponsors feel like they have been a part of their sponsor dog's heartwarming rescue journey. Sponsor perks vary based on sponsor levels. Details about our sponsorship program will be posted soon and the very special Pops Fund can be found by clicking HERE.


We also need people to volunteer their time and gas to help drive rescued animals to meet an adopter or catch a transport that will take them to their new home or foster home. This usually involves a 2 hour drive to Shreveport, Jackson or another surrounding city. 



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