Animal Control

Schedule Of FeesWest Baton Rouge Parish Shelter and Animal Control


The annual registration fee of $2 per animal (dog and/or cat) up to 2 dogs or cats and $1 each thereafter per animal. There is a $50 fine for not registering animals.

Reclaiming Fees

  • $25: 1st impounding
  • $50: 2nd impounding
  • $100 each thereafter

Boarding Fees

The boarding fee is $5 per day.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees vary on the intake status of each animal. If you are interested in a particular animal, call our main office number and we can tell you what the cost would be for that animal. Vaccinations and spaying/neutering of animals must be completed before the animal will be allowed to be adopted. Fill out an adoption application form (PDF) or fill out the online form if you are interested in adopting one of the animals.

Emergency Assistance

Animal control personnel will respond after normal business hours or on weekends for emergency situations only. Emergency situations shall include animal bite cases or an immediate threat to public safety. Situations involving non-threatening stray animals are not considered emergencies. For non-emergency issues concerning stray animals after normal business hours, call our main office number (225-335-2428) and leave a detailed message. We will respond to your message on the next business day. For true emergency situations, assistance can be obtained by contacting the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at 225-343-9234, or your local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.