Owning a Pet in East Baton Rouge Parish

The East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control and Rescue Center has jurisdiction throughout the parish including Baton Rouge, Central, Baker and Zachary. We are responsible for the enforcement of Title 14 of the City-Parish Code of Ordinances and are classified, as a public safety and health agency.

For a comprehensive explanation of the Animal Control Ordinance, visit the City-Parish Code of Ordinances.

Animal Control Patch


Violation of the Animal Control Ordinances is a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, up to $500 and/or six months in jail.

Spaying or Neutering

It is very important to have your pet spayed or neutered by your veterinarian to help reduce the pet over-population problem.