JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
July 15, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PROTECTION & ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICES (JPAWS)
UPDATES HOURS OF OPERATION FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS
JEFFERSON, LA - The Jefferson Protection & Animal Welfare Services (JPAWS) has updated its hours of operation for the Animal Shelters, located at 2701 Lapalco Blvd. in Harvey and #1 Humane Way in Harahan.
Both Shelters will now be open to the public every Tuesday – Saturday from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Shelters will be closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays; however adoption appointments can still be scheduled during this time with the JPAWS Adoption/Foster Coordinator Tiffanie Stinson by emailing email@example.com. Rabies vaccination days will take place every Tuesday at the West Bank Shelter and every Wednesday at the East Bank Shelter from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
JPAWS will not accept any owner surrenders until the end of August. The Animal Control Humane Division will continue to respond to bites, cruelties, injured/sick animals and emergencies. Animal Control can be reached at 504-349-5536 during regular business hours or 504-554-4744 after hours. These temporary changes in the hours of operation are due to current staffing shortages. JPAWS is hiring for animal care attendants and humane officers. Those interested in applying to work for JPAWS should visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/jeffparish.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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