The LAWCA is especially interested in cases of a serious nature, for example: serious physical abuse, starvation, theft of an animal, dog fighting, cockfighting, etc.. Abuse that does not come up to this level of seriousness, for example: animal aggression and biting, leaving an animal unattended in circumstances that threaten the well-being of the animal, etc., should be reported first to the town/city/parish law enforcement agency that is reponsible for animal abuse matters. If there is no such authority in the parish, then please make a report to us: the LAWCA.
When making a report, please mention any evidence that supports the report.
At this time, the LAWCA can receive a report via e-mail (at the e-mail address shown above), or through this web-page by filling-out and submitting the "Internet Reporting Form" (below). If you have one or more pictures to include with your report, and of course, pictures are helpful; then, e-mail your report with any picture(s) attached. A telephone "hot line" is planned, and hopefully will be available soon.
The Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission, possibly in cooperation with a citizens' organiztion, may offer rewards for substantiated information regarding animal abuse. The name of the person making a report is not recorded (unless the name is voluntarily given). A confidential identifier, the Report ID, is assigned at the time the report is submitted. The Report ID is given (by telephone, or via e-mail) to the person making the report, along with a confidential Reward Claim Number by which to claim any reward that may be offered.
The status of each reported case can be obtained by submitting the Report ID:
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