The Louisiana Animal Control Advisory Task Force (LACATF) supports local and municipal animal control enforcement efforts while promoting proper treatment and well-being of dogs and cats.
The LACATF maintains a voluntary animal shelter registry enabling the task force to carry out its duties. All public animal shelters owned, operated, or designated for the purpose of impoundment of animals by any parish, municipality or other subdivision of the state, may register their agency/shelter.
The LACATC Shelter Inspection Program is a comprehensive agency/shelter program that provides recommendations to animal control agencies on how to provide a high quality, effective agency/shelter to the communities they serve.
The Louisiana Animal Control Advisory Task Force members are appointed by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner and functions within the LDAF. The task force is comprised of seven members and represent a diverse group of professionals who are considered leaders in their professions and communities. Each member brings a unique level of expertise, knowledge, and experience to help advance the work of the task force. This group of distinguished professionals has an unwavering commitment to improving the state’s public animal shelters, is resolute in preventing and prosecuting cruelty, and devoted to accomplishing their mission of improving animal welfare in the state of Louisiana.