Animal Services

Animal Protection and Welfare

The St. Martin Parish Animal Services Program is the professional shelter manager of the parish facility.

The goals of the Animal Services Program are to promote responsible pet ownership through education of related matters, such as the importance of vaccinations, licensing, and realistic population control; and to maintain an effective Animal Services Shelter by attempting to reunite animals with their owners, placing pets in permanent, caring homes, and providing for humane solutions to animal control.

About the Animal Services Shelter

Stray dogs are held for five (5), and stray cats are held for three (3) days. The animals are cared for daily, regardless of weekends and holidays. When the stray hold has expired, the animal becomes public property. It is then evaluated for acceptance into our adoption program based on its health, age, temperament, and available space in our adoption kennels. Animals not accepted for the adoption program are humanely euthanized.

There is no firm “adopt-by” date for dogs and cats entering our adoption program. They remain in the adoption program as long as they stay healthy and we have room. Up to 2,000 animals are impounded annually.

Services Include

  • Provides animal adoptions
  • Administers the rabies clinic
  • Administers the micro-chipping clinic
  • Offers educational programs
  • Interacts with the veterinary, medical and animal welfare communities
  • Quarantines rabies observation animals
  • Cooperates with fellow shelters and law enforcement agencies
Animal Adoption
All animals are adopted on a first come, first served basis. Animals may not be held or reserved for anyone.

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Veterinarian Care
Your dog or cat relies on you for all its needs, and for its health, so it is essential to establish health-care for your pet.

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Spay Or Neuter
On average, 10,000 humans are born each day in the United States, with over 70,000 puppies and kittens born each day.

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Available Pets

Adopt the pet you have always wanted by browsing through our gallery of available animals. Find out how old the animals are, and if they have been spayed or neutered. Help us give these animals a new home.

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Animal Services Shelter Office Hours

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



1004 Industrial Park Road
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582
(337) 394-1220

“Owner Surrenders” are taken by Appointment ONLY.
Cost is $50.00 per animal.

Animal Cruelty Complaint or Animals at Large

If you live in one of the city limits listed below, please call:

Breaux Bridge Police Department
Henderson Police Department
Parks Police Department
St. Martinville Police Department
(337) 332-2186
(337) 228-2065
(337) 394-2824
(337) 394-3001

If you live in the unincorporated area of the Parish, please call:
St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Division at (337) 394-2824

Please Contact Us By Phone at (337) 394-1220

Please DO NOT EMAIL For Requests for Animal Services
Our e-mail link on this website was intended for general questions about our services, pet adoption, etc. and so forth. E-mail is not always answered immediately

For animal pick ups:

Unincorporated areas of the Parish Animal Control call (337) 394-2824


Animal Control

City of Breaux Bridge: 337-332-2186 City of St. Martinville: 337-394-3001 Village of Parks: 337-394-2824