Rescue Partner Information

Becoming a Rescue Partner – Qualifications & Application Process

Eligibility requirements of Animal Rescue organizations to become an Adoption/Rescue Partner with the
Bossier City Animal Control are:

1. Be a non-profit animal rescue organization as defined in Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
2. Operate for the purpose of promoting animal adoption.
3. Comply with all laws and have no violations, criminal or administrative, regarding animals.

The application process is very simple and has easy to follow guidelines:

1. Complete the Rescue Application Form. The form is attached below.
2. Include a copy of your group’s Letter of Determination from the IRS that identifies your group as a 501c3 organization.
3. Fax completed copies to 318-741-8494 or email to

  • Completed applications will be reviewed and approved within 3 business days.

Rescue Partner Responsibilities 

In an effort for the Rescue Partner program to work as effectively and as efficiently as possible, the BCAC requires the following reasonable expectations of all Rescue Partners:

1. Work cooperatively with BCAC and maintain positive and open communications in person, via telephone or email.
2. Provide updates as needed on changes with the group’s authorized representatives.
3. Provide documentation that animals are spayed or neutered prior to transfer to another rescue group or individual.
4. Provide animals a healthy, clean, and safe environment with proper nutrition, shelter and necessary and prompt medical care.
5. Maintain accurate records of animals transferred from the BCAC to the animal Rescue Partner.

Rescue Transfer Process 

All animals available for adoption will be available to our Rescue Partners. There are also animals available for rescue that are not available to the public because of medial/behavioral issues. This effort is designed to facilitate shorter stay times for sheltered animals along with maintaining a healthy population of homeless animals at the shelter. An approved representative who has identified an animal they wish to transfer into their rescue group shall email or fax a completed animal release form to 318-741-8494 or Rescues agree that if an animal is still on site at the BCAC and an approved adopter is interested in the animal, that animal may be adopted by the approved adopter. If the animal in question is adopted, the BCAC will notify via email that the animal is no longer on site.

The animal release form is attached but can be found at below.

Rescued Animal Pick Up 

The Rescue Group requesting and agreeing to take a specific animal/s agrees to pick up the animal/s from the BCAC by the end of the next business day from the time of request. Failure to follow through with the transfer of the animal/s may result in transferring the animal/s to another Rescue Group and may result in the denial of transfers to the Rescue Group or any of its representatives. The rescue group will arrange all transportation of the animal/s before the end of the business day hours of operation. Special considerations will be made for out of State transports.

Suspension or Revocation of Animal Rescue Partner 

This section is designed to inform our rescue partners that our intent is to work cooperatively together and ensure that the best interests of the animals are addressed. Transfer privileges can be suspended for a period of time or permanently revoked in the event a rescue partner falls short of adhering to the program requirements. 

The following are examples where a suspension or the permanent revoking of privileges to a rescue partner would be found:

 Failure to provide proper care to all animals
 Failure to send proper documentation to the BCAC that states that the animal/s were spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian  as stated in the release agreement.
 Failure to comply with the Rescue/Adoption Partner organization guidelines stated in this document.

Thank You for Your Interest in becoming a Rescue Partner! 

The BCAC continues to work at attracting reputable animal rescue partners who share in the common goal to end the euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals. Maintaining a healthy population of homeless animals during their stay at the BCAC is paramount to being able to transfer healthy animals to our adoption partners.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and passion with helping us help homeless and displaced animals get a second chance.

Rescue Partner Forms

Application and other forms for Rescue Partners