Animal Protection and WelfareThe 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 allowed time 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.
- Provides animal adoptions
- Administers the rabies clinic
- Administers the micro-chipping clinic
- Assists in animal rescues
- Offers educational programs
- Interacts with the veterinary, medical and animal welfare communities
- Quarantines rabies observation animals
- Cooperates with fellow shelters and law enforcement agencies
Regular veterinary care for you pet is not an option. It is a critical part of responsible pet ownership.
Looking for a great pet for your family? The St. Martin Animal Shelter has many wonderful pets looking for a new home.
Animal Services Shelter Office Hours
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.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED ALL HOLIDAYS
“Owner Surrenders” are taken by Appointment ONLY.
Cost is $50.00 per animal.
1004 Industrial Park Road
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582
Dr. Brooke Kaufmann, DVM/Animal Services Coordinator
Edgar Broussard, Animal Services Agent
Byron Chretien, Animal Services Agent
Victoria Owens, Animal Services Agent
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
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 directions, click here
For animal pick ups:
Unincorporated areas of the Parish Animal Control call 337-394-3013
City of Breaux Bridge: 337-332-2186
City of St. Martinville: 337-394-3001
Village of Parks: 337-845-4377