Why Give

CAAWS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We have no paid staff so all money donated to CAAWS goes directly to animal care, medical expenses, shelter expenses, pet food, and pet supplies. Donations to our organization have a direct, tangible impact across the community, including our community veterinary care assistance and low cost spay/neuter programs. Help the lost, unwanted, and needy pets of the Baton Rouge area with the assurance that your help matters.


Ways to Give

Monetary Donations

Donations accepted by check, money order, online or in person during Saturday adoption hours.

Check/Money Order: If you wish to donate by check or money order, please make checks payable to CAAWS or Capital Area Animal Welfare Society and mail to CAAWS, P.O. Box 77765, Baton Rouge, LA 70879.

Online: You can make a secure online donation using your credit card by using the form below or the Donate button in the sidebar. If you choose a monthly donation, your credit card will be automatically debited monthly by the amount you specify. You may cancel this option at anytime.

One time Donation:

If you’d like to make a monthly contribution:

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In Person: You may also drop by in person on adoption days to deliver it yourself! We are located at 6357 Quinn Drive near the corner of Jefferson and Tigerbend, with adoption hours from 11-3 on Saturdays.

To earmark your donation for a certain program or cause, such as heartworm treatment, spay/neuter, pet toys, humane education, building maintenance, etc., please just make note on your donation.


Supply Donations (Gifts in Kind)

In Person: To view a list of our most needed items– such as collars and leashes, cleaning supplies, etc — please see here. Item donations can be brought to the shelter at any time and left in the gate on the right side of the building. The next volunteer shift will bring in the donation.

Online: We maintain an Amazon Wish List that lists items we currently need for our dogs. You can purchase an item off of that and it will be directly mailed to us!

Donations of Time and Skills: Many don’t have the extra resources to donate monetarily, but maybe you have the time to help us make our organization successful! You can find more information in our Volunteer section, but know that there are opportunities for any level of time and physical ability – even from your couch at home!


Other Ways to Help

We have many other programs that enable you to give to our cause.  You can Become a Member, Become a Best Buddy, look into being a VIP Sponsor, Host a Fundraiser, or look at the many Community Programs and Shopping Give-backs that CAAWS is eligible for.

Disclaimer: CAAWS has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Charitable contributions, less the value of any goods or services you receive in return, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.