CAAWS is proud to offer several community assistance programs. Our community assistance programs help CAAWS fulfill our mission of promoting spay and neuter at all times and responsible pet ownership. All programs are only available for canines and felines.  Programs are available for residents of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes only.


Spay/Neuter Coupon Program:

CAAWS offers a unique program open to residents of East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. CAAWS provides $25.00 spay/neuter coupons that can be redeemed at a participating veterinary clinic. The coupons are nontransferable. The program is only offered to individual pet owners for their companion animals. The program is offered on a first come first serve basis, with a limit of two coupons per month and six coupons per year per household. You may obtain a coupon at the CAAWS shelter on Saturdays 11:00AM-3:00PM, or you may fill out this form to request a coupon by mail.


CAAWS Community Assistance Spay/Neuter and Veterinary Assistance Program:

CAAWS offers spay/neuter and veterinary assistance vouchers to low income residents of East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. The voucher covers the full cost of a spay/neuter surgery and/or preventative/routine veterinary care at a CAAWS approved veterinary hospital. Please note to receive veterinary assistance all companion animals must be spayed/neutered or must have previously been spayed/neutered. Click here for more information and for the application for the program.

Applications are processed on a first come/first serve basis and are subject to a monthly voucher limit. Participants are limited to two companion animals per household. Household income limits apply. The program is only available for companion animals owned by individuals.


Feral Cat Trap, Spay/Neuter, and Release Program (TNR)

The TNR program is available to individuals who need assistance sterilizing free roaming feral cats. CAAWS loans out traps (refundable deposit required) and offers vouchers for the spay/neuter and rabies vaccination of feral cats in East Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. The cats must be returned to the location, in which they were trapped, after the surgery. CAAWS can provide limited assistance trapping cats dependent upon volunteer availability The TNR program has been proven to be the humane alternative of controlling cat reproduction, and helps to reduce the euthanasia rates at local municipal animal shelters. Please click here to apply for a feral voucher. Please email if you need a trap but do not need a voucher to cover the cost of the surgery.