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Animal Rescue Groups

FAUNA (Friends All United for Natchitoches Animals)

FAUNA, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, was formed through a merger between the Natchitoches Humane Society (founded 1972) and Natchitoches Hope for Paws (founded 2009) in 2023.  FAUNA is governed by a Board of Directors who oversees and maintains all aspects of the foster sites, adoption days, transports, fundraisers, marketing and education. 

The primary mission of FAUNA is to improve the lives of homeless, abandoned and neglected animals throughout Natchitoches Parish, relieve any suffering from the animals, rehabilitate them to a state of adoption and facilitate a reduction in the number of homeless animals by promoting spaying and neutering, encouraging adoption, and educating the public about responsible pet ownership.

FAUNA collaborates with rescue groups around the country to place some of the unwanted and abandoned animals in our parish into loving homes outside Louisiana and promotes local adoptions not only for animals in our care, but also animals housed at the Natchitoches Animal Control Shelter.  FAUNA has two facilities for housing animals awaiting adoption or transport to other rescue groups, as well as numerous foster families throughout the parish. 

FAUNA is always in need of families and individuals to foster rescues, volunteers to assist at the sites or events, as well as dog food and supplies.  Monetary donations are also welcome to help continue their daily mission of saving and rehabilitating the unwanted dogs and cats in our community.  All donations and proceeds from their fundraisers go toward the ongoing rescue and medical. Each year, the organization is able to offer financial assistance to residents of Natchitoches and Red River Parish, dependent on income, toward reducing the cost of spaying and neutering pets (applications available at – Spay Natchitoches).

For more information on volunteering, becoming a foster parent, donating, or the spay and neuter program, please visit our website at




P.O. Box 2552
Natchitoches, La. 71457
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