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Our Featured Louisiana, MO Partner:

John Cotton Memorial Animal Shelter

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Louisiana, Mo
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About Our Shelter:

Mission Statement
The John Cotton Memorial Animal Shelter’s mission is to provide compassionate short and medium term care to lost pets and adoptable stray animals. Our three main principles are:

1.The City of Louisiana is pet friendly, every lost companion animal that comes under it's care deserves to be reunited with its family.
2.Every stray or abandoned companion animal that comes under it's care deserves a decent, honest chance at being adopted into a loving family or placed with a state licensed rescue organization, or other regional partner for the purpose placement in an owner home.
3.JCMAS is a 'Near Zero' Kill shelter. As long as public donations cover daily operating expenses, euthanasia will be a last resort used only when an animal is not adoptable for reasons of public safety, or has an incredibly severe injury and is suffering.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Call the City of Louisiana Police Department at 573-754-4021 and leave your name, phone number cell phone preferred, and the Animal Control Officer will get back to you to make an appointment.

Our Adoption Process:

Dogs Available for Adoption
by John Cotton Memorial Animal Shelter
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These dogs are available for immediate adoption.

The application process requires a $35 dollar fee, and notarized agreement to contract to have the animal spayed or neutered per RMSO 273.403 ( and RMSO 273.405 (", along with written confirmation from your animal practitioner certifying compliance after the procedure has been completed.

All fees are payable in the Office of the City Court Clerk located in City Hall at 202, S 3rd St, Louisiana, Mo and can be reached at 573-754-3421, or after normal business hours at the Louisiana Police Department dispatch window. The Animal Control Officer and Shelter Volunteers do not accept payments for fees.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.