Animal Services

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Bossier City Animal Services, like so many shelters and rescues across our country, is experiencing a huge over population of unwanted and abandoned animals in the shelter. Due to this, we have implemented and are following procedures recommended as best practices nation-wide. This includes managed intake of generally only sick, injured and bite animals, and no owner surrenders. If you have an animal that you need assistance with, please contact us for other ways that we can help.

Need to rehome your pet?

We know times are tough, and want to help! Please contact us if you just need help with food or something else to keep your pet. 318-741-8499

Being over capacity means we often don't have kennels for healthy strays or owner surrender animals. If you are looking to rehome your animal, please use the direct link to the right. This will allow you to quickly and easily create a listing, and credits Bossier City Animal Services with the referral.

  1. General Information
  2. Lost and Found Animals
  3. Pet Adoption
The Animal Services Unit of your Public Works Department:
  • Operates an animal shelter and adoption programs, to protect and find homes for unwanted companion animals.
  • Enforces ordinances, such as leash law, cruelty and neglect, laws governing vaccinations and general companion animal welfare.
  • Educates the public, to make citizens aware of animal welfare problems, and ways to solve them.


Animal Protection Officers protect:
  • People and property from the dangers and nuisance of roaming, uncontrolled animals.
  • Loose pets and unwanted companion animals from the dangers they face in the wild and on city streets.
Animal services professionals are required to know how to handle animals - and how to work with people.

Department Actions

Some of the actions that Animal Services perform include:
  • Cruelty Investigations: Animal Services personnel enforce laws governing humane treatment of animals. If necessary, they may remove animals from unsafe or unhealthy conditions and begin legal action against negligent owners.
  • Complaint Investigations: Animal Services personnel may look into complaints of noisy, destructive or threatening animals. If necessary, proper legal action may be taken including citations, fines and impoundment.
  • Animal Rescue: Animal Services personnel use their special knowledge and equipment to help find and rescue lost or trapped animals.
  • Animal "Ambulance": Animal Services personnel may transport injured animals, as appropriate, safely and humanely to health care facilities when found on city streets or when removed from a neglect or cruelty situation.
  • Animal Quarantine: Animals that bite are located and quarantined to make certain they are not carrying any disease.