Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services

Mission Statement

The Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services mission is to improve the community through the practice of compassion by saving and protecting animals, providing care and treatment, through education, advocate for their welfare and to enhance the human-animal bond. 

The centers hold lost animals for-owners-to reclaim, adopts out homeless animals and may quarantine dogs and cats that have been bitten. In addition, the center investigates complaints of cruelty and neglect of animals. The centers accept all stray animals turned over to them found in Jefferson Parish, they accept owner surrenders or "owned" pets by appointment only. 

Sidney Bazley, Director
Michelle Brignac, Director

Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services (JPAWS) is looking for volunteers to assist with walking the dogs at its Animal Shelters. By grabbing a leash, you can provide real happiness for the dogs at the shelter, as well as get some great exercise. Visit the 'application' section of the website to fill out a volunteer form today!