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Welcome to Louisiana's Statewide Network of Humane Societies & Animal Control Organizations


We foster the formation of new humane societies, promote humane education, work to establish better laws for the protection of animals and the enforcement of these laws by our State Justice System.  We believe that the power of humane individuals and humane groups to make a positive difference is multiplied by coordinated action. Together we are stronger.  If you want to work to improve the lives of Louisiana's animals...

This site will present our organization’s mission and goals to the internet community.  As communicating isn’t always easy, we will include photos and images that convey our message.  We will also include specific information about our organization and its members.

COLAA Members Pledge to Support Three Goals

  • To prevent animal suffering due to neglect, abuse or cruelty and to promote kindness toward all living creatures.
  • To foster and underwrite humane education of the Louisiana public - especially school children and lawmakers.
  • To facilitate networking among Louisiana's animal welfare and animal control organizations to forge a powerful alliance capable of effecting political and social change that will improve the lives of Louisiana's animals to the greatest possible extent.


COLAA is a Louisiana non-profit corporation organized according to a set of bylaws and run democratically.

Our policies are consistent with the perceptions and beliefs of the majority of humane-minded people.  We have, for example, taken strong positions against dog fighting, cockfighting, puppy mills, animals as toys or prizes, canned hunts (killing animals in enclosures for a fee), harassment of wild horses on public lands, and slaughter of livestock.

We advocate alternatives to animals and the proper treatment of animals used in research.  We support (and have been responsible for the establishment of) strong penalties for animal cruelty and pet theft.  See Legislative Achievements under the About Us link.

About Us


COLAA members come from all walks of life and live in all regions of Louisiana.  Many are present or former officers of humane societies and animal control agencies, veterinarians, teachers, animal rescuers, educators, attorneys, or physicians.

Our common thread is our deep concern for the welfare of the animals of our state, nation, and planet.  Any citizen willing to work with us toward our goals of promoting humane treatment of animals and stopping animal abuse and cruelty is welcome.

Belonging to COLAA offers valuable and personally enriching experiences.  Opportunities abound to encourage individual growth, increase knowledge of animal issues and develop professional expertise.  Many resources are provided to you as a result of your membership in COLAA.

P.O. Box 91, Atlanta, LA 71404