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SpayMart is a registered 501(c)3 public charity that runs a lifesaving animal welfare organization. Since 1998, they have worked diligently to enhance the lives of animals in the Greater New Orleans area and southeast Louisiana through programs direc... Read more
SpayMart is a registered 501(c)3 public charity that runs a lifesaving animal welfare organization. Since 1998, they have worked diligently to enhance the lives of animals in the Greater New Orleans area and southeast Louisiana through programs directed at education, adoption, foster, rescue, and affordable spay/neuter. SpayMart’s goals are to: REDUCE pet overpopulation in the community; PREVENT cruelty to all animals; PROMOTE respect and compassion for all animals; PROVIDE shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals; FIND loving, forever homes for the animals in our care.
SpayMart programs include:
Adoption Program: Three locations: our Thrift Store & Adoption Center in Metairie, and PetSmart retail adoption locations in New Orleans and Slidell.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program: Provides affordable spay/neuter to animals of indigent pet owners and to homeless, feral cats. Based on a voucher system.
Kitten Foster Program: Provides foster care for rescued kittens until they are ready for adoption. All kittens are sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped.
Picayune Sanctuary: Home to cats rescued from extreme weather events and abandonment. Each cat is sterilized, vaccinated, microchipped, cared for until adoption.
Community/Feral Cat Program: Provides resources for trapping, colony management, and affordable spay/neuter services.
Seniors for Seniors: Places senior cats with senior citizens so both can enjoy the rewards of lower stress, less loneliness, and better health.
Felicity Fund: Provides funding for life-saving emergency medical treatment for animals of financially disadvantaged owners.
Transport Rescue: Safely transports cats to shelters in the north where there is a shortage of animals and higher demand for adoption.
I discovered SpayMart Thrift & Gift about 2 1/2 years ago. Fell in love with a senior black cat (Boogie Boy) from the sanctuary and adopted him. From that point on, I have become a regular Tuesday morning volunteer. Besides regular cleaning, watering and feeding, the volunteers assist by giving the cats and kittens the special attention they need. Better socialization improves the chances of adoption. It's been great getting to know Lynn and the regular crew at SM.
Shopping at the store is always fun because you never know what might be available from one day to the next. I'm sure many regular shoppers would tell you, they've found unexpected treasures. The best thing is, all sales proceeds support the cats.