The mission of Tangi Animal Friends is to promote animal welfare in Tangipahoa Parish through spay/neuter efforts, humane education, and other programs.


4 - 6 million homeless pets died in shelters last year, thousands in our own parish. They were the victims of indiscriminate breeding, financial hardship, divorce, death of the owner, lost with no identification, or simply unwanted.

We are striving to eliminate this critical problem in Tangipahoa Parish through affordable spay/neuter programs and owner education. We will be a part of the solution.

Why do we advocate spay/neuter?

Some 70,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the U.S.

Between 4 and 6 million homeless pets are euthanized every year.

Between 11,000 and 16,000 pets are euthanized every day.

An animal in a shelter is killed every 1.5 seconds.

Only one animal in 10 born in the U.S. gets a forever home.

Spaying eliminates the risk of uterine cancer.

Spaying greatly reduces the risk of mammary cancer.

Neutering prevents testicular cancer, and reduces risk of prostate cancer.

Neutered males are less likely to roam, fight, bite or mark their territory.

Sterilized animals live longer, happier lives and are less likely to contract contagious diseases, such as feline AIDS and feline leukemia.


In March 2013 we applied for and were awarded a grant from Ark Charities to sponsor a "Zeuterin Training Day." Zeuterin, a zinc gluconate injectable solution (and the only FDA-approved drug used for canine, non-surgical sterilization) will be on the market early in 2014. It is currently only available to nonprofit organizations such as ours and can be secured at no cost until it goes on the market. Eight area (4 local) veterinarians participated in that training day and became certified in the use of Zeuterin. In one afternoon, the hands-on training session, 37 dogs were successfully "zeutered" with no adverse effects.

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