(985) 839-7825 Main Office                                                 


For anyone who is looking to volunteer or foster for the Washington Parish Animal Shelter,  you may pick up an application at the shelter or at the Parish Presidents office at 909 Pearl St, Franklinton, LA. 

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Washington Parish Animal Shelter


23046 YACC Road 

Franklinton LA 70438

Monday:        10:00A.M. - 4:00P.M.

Tuesday:       10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday:   (closed to public due to spay/ neuter services) while shelter staff is at the building, we will not do adoptions or relinquishments

Thursday:      10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Friday:           10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Saturday:      CLOSED

Sunday:        CLOSED

If the shelter is “Closed” during normal business hours this may be because of ( transport, vet visits, or other circumstances) please call the number listed below and leave a voicemail with your concerns.     

All relinquishments must be done by appointment.

The WPAS is not an emergency service and cannot intake ( cats, aggressive animals, sick/ injured animals) the WPAS does not have a vet on staff to help with these issues.

Any Animals dropped off/ Abandoned can be euthanized within 24 hours. This is illegal and any violators will be prosecuted.       

The WPAS is at this time NO KILL- FOR POPULATION, this does not include illegal drop off’s, sick/ injured animals, or aggressive animals (which can be euthanized immediately). This also means the shelter may become full of animals if this does happen you may call to be placed on the WPAS’s waiting list or below we offer some other alternatives.

WPAS- 985-205-2023 ( text or call (leave voicemail)) please send a photo of the animals and all other information. For residents of Washington Parish Excluding Franklinton and Bogalusa

Washington Humane Society- 985-241-4290- Facebook page messenger ( voicemail line) – send all information plus a photo, this is a volunteer group and is foster based.

Bogalusa Animal Control- 985-516-2054 ( for the public inside of Bogalusa city Limits)

Franklinton Animal Control- (985) 839-2977 ( ask for Animal Control) for the public inside the city limits of the town of Franklinton.