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LAFAYETTE ANIMAL SHELTER &
CARE CENTER

410 N Dugas Road
Lafayette LA 70507

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Saturdays 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-5644
Email: LASCC@LafayetteLA.gov

DIRECTOR: Shelley Delahoussaye

ANIMAL CONTROL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I report a stray animal, nuisance animal, or animal cruelty situation? 
Call LASCC during normal business hours M-F 8am-5pm. (337) 291-5644.  Animal Control Officers are on emergency call only after hours/weekends for dangerous animals or bite cases.

What should I do if I find a stray pet? 
Refer to Found a Pet.  

What to do if I find orphaned kittens? 
We recommend this guide on what to do when orphaned kittens are discovered.

A barking dog in our neighborhood keeps us up all night.  What should we do? 
We recommend having a conversation with your neighbor that owns the barking dog.  It’s the neighborly approach and maybe the owner doesn’t realize their dog is keeping anyone awake?  Perhaps the solution is as simple as asking the neighbor to keep their dog inside of the house at night.  If the neighborly approach doesn’t work, please try to obtain a video of the dog barking and contact us to investigate.  The barking must exceed a certain number of vocalizations within a certain time frame.


Who do I call to help me with a dead animal? 
If the dead animal is on a public road, please call Republic Services at (337) 806-2040.

How can I remove wildlife or feral cats from my property? 
Traps are available for loan at the shelter. Please come by M-F 8am-5pm to sign a loan agreement and pick up a trap. Once the animal is trapped, give us a call and an officer will pick up the animal.


What is TNR? 
Trap-Neuter-Return is a humane, non-lethal alternative to the trap-and-kill method of controlling cat populations. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a management technique in which homeless, free-roaming (community) cats are humanely trapped, evaluated and sterilized by a licensed veterinarian, vaccinated against rabies, and then returned to their original habitat.