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Louisiana Pets: 7 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Louisiana Pets: 7 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Finding low-cost, affordable veterinary care for your Louisiana pets can be difficult amid the tumultuous landscape following 2020. Especially when your furry loved ones need a life-saving surgery or procedure. But never fear! We’ve got a list of quality, low-cost Louisiana pet care facilities that’ll provide exemplary services without slicing your checkbook in half. Check them out below!

Check out our list of 24+ resources for free or low-cost veterinary care!

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Spay and Neuter Services

Robinson’s Rescue (Shreveport)

This spay and neuter facility boasts S.S.N.I.P. (Subsidized Spay/Neuter Incentive Program) for low-income owners with Louisiana pets. In fact, if you qualify, you can get your furry loved ones spayed/neutered for free!

“If you are a resident of Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, or Webster Parish and take home $1,800.00 or less per month OR are married and, as a couple, take home $2,800.00 or less per month, Robinson’s Rescue will spay/neuter your pet and provide them with a rabies vaccine for free.  This free program is referred to as our Subsidized Spay/Neuter Incentive Program (SSNIP).”

Click here to fill out the application and peruse the eligibility guidelines.

Louisiana SPCA (New Orleans)

Louisiana SPCA has an award-winning clinic in New Orleans that offers affordable spay and neuter services for your Louisiana pets. Besides spaying and neutering, they provide standard wellness exams and heartworm treatments. Thanks to Fix-A-Canine and Fix-A-Feline programs, residents in Jefferson Parish can receive discounted prices for spay and neuter services. Call (504) 762-3395 or click here to get more information.

Spay Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)

Spay Baton Rouge is dedicated to providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to residents with Louisiana pets who are experiencing financial hardship. If you need to get your furry loved ones spayed and neutered but are unable to cover the cost for services, go here to complete the application for assistance. Call (225) 775-0101 to learn more.

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Pet Food Banks/Pantries

The Pet Pantry of Northwest Louisiana (Shreveport)

The Pet Pantry of Northwest Louisiana offers a Food Program specifically for lower-income families with Louisiana pets. It should be noted that they don’t distribute food directly to individuals. You must be a client with one of the pet pantries within the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana’s network. Additionally, you’ll need to bring an ID and proof of income when you pick up the pet food. Click here to get more information, or call (318) 562-4121.

The Pet Food Pantry of Lafayette (Lafayette)

This pet food pantry in Lafayette noticed a need for resources after an overwhelming amount of people were surrendering their Louisiana pets because they couldn’t afford to feed them. Thankfully, The Pet Food Pantry of Lafayette was borne out of this necessity. Go here to learn more about distribution dates, hours, and an address. You can send an email to [email protected]

Southeast Louisiana Pet Food Pantry (Slidell)

Southeast Louisiana Pet Food Pantry in Slidell boasts a wonderful Emergency Pet Food Assistance Program that’ll tide over your Louisiana pets until the next food bank date. Food is distributed on a monthly basis, but the aforementioned assistance program will help you obtain food on an emergency basis. Head over here to browse any guidelines, fill out an application, and pinpoint the address. You can also click here for the regular monthly food assistance program.

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Veterinary Care Grants/Assistance

Thrive Vet Care (Baton Rouge)

For only $35, you can get a “nose-to-tail” pet exam for your Louisiana pets! Thrive vows to provide extensive, quality service — the kind of care your furry loved ones deserve.

“Our comprehensive nose-to-tail exam is just $35 and includes a thorough examination of your pet’s hair, skin, eyes, ears, nose and face, mouth and teeth, breathing patterns, response to stimuli and more.”

Click here to learn more and schedule an exam.

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Shannon Romero

Friday 2nd of September 2022

Do you know of any national organizatIons or Louisiana groups that provide assistance to low income individuals to help with expenses of feeding a horse I would like to be able to provide this information to the owners of horses who don't seem to be getting enough hay or grain to eat.

Catherine Marucci

Friday 2nd of September 2022

The list on this site may be worth looking into:

Dr. Joe Stark, DVM

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

I am the owner of Lake Area Animal Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The information you have published on your website is not accurate. Please remove our information from your website.

Dr. Joe Stark, DVM

Nicole Thelin

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Hello Dr. Stark, thank you for letting me know. I'll remove that information immediately. Please keep an eye out from an email from me. Thank you. -Nicole