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Donate to CAAWS Today

CAAWS couldn’t help the animals in the Baton Rouge area without your help and kind donations. Our non-profit organization receives no government funding and functions solely with the help of volunteers. Your assistance is what allows us to operate our community veterinary care assistance and low-cost spay/neuter programs.

All donations go directly to animal care, medical expenses, shelter expenses, pet supplies, and more.

Note: CAAWS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Charitable contributions, less than the value of any goods or services you receive in return, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Ways to Donate to CAAWS’ Animal Shelter & Wellness Programs

Monetary Donations

If you wish to donate by check or money order, please make checks payable to CAAWS or Capital Area Animal Welfare Society and mail it to:

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

Online Donations

You can also make a secure online donation using your credit card. If you choose a monthly donation, your credit card will be automatically charged the amount of your choice each month. You may cancel this option at any time.

Testimonial

Kristin McKinley and Beatrix

“In 2013, Beatrix Kiddo entered my life. Best. Decision. Ever. Beatrix is now a resident of Colorado and she couldn’t be happier. She loves hiking on the trails and spends her spare time chasing rabbits in the yard. She is almost seven years old, but still looking forward to so many more adventures. Thank you for the world’s best trail buddy. Thank you, CAAWS!”

Donate Supplies to Our Animal Shelter in Baton Rouge

CAAWS can use your help not only through monetary donations but also through pet supplies donations. We ask for items such as collars and leashes, cleaning supplies, and more.

Item donations can be brought to the shelter at any time and left by the gate on the right side of the building.

Our most needed contributions include:

We make donating supplies to CAAWS easy with our Amazon Wish List! You can purchase an item off of the list, and it will be directly mailed to us!

Not sure what supplies we need at the moment? Contact us, and we’ll be excited to share how you can help our organization and the animals in need.

Programs that Allow You to Give Back

We have many community-based programs that enable you to give to our cause. If you’re looking to get involved and give back to CAAWS but have a limited time commitment, these programs might be the right fit for you.

Sponsorship Levels

Special perks are available for Individual, Community, and Corporate level sponsors. Check the website for updates and more information on VIP status at special events and other promotions.

Corporate Sponsorships

Benefits & LevelsBest in Show

$5,000
Champion

$2,500
Guardian

$1,000
Companion

$500
Fur-ever Friends

$250
Best Buddy

$100
Joint message and press release announcing premier community and corporate sponsorships.-
March in the parade as part of the Mystic Krewe of Mutts Royal Court (escorts are included in all Royal Court activities and photos).-
Recognized by the CAAWS Board of Directors as Guests of Honor during our Volunteer and Member Party.-
Set up a space in a prime reserved location to tailgate, promote group and show support during all CAAWS events and activities-
Recognized on all CAAWS web and social media sites and on all relevant promotional material related to the Mystic Krewe of Mutts.-
Mystic Krewe of Mutts Bark in the Park Booth (one 10' x 10' tent space/premier location).
March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).
Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.
Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
One space at a specified event or activity (excluding Mystic Krewe of Mutts). --

Corporate Sponsorships

  • Joint message and press release announcing premier community and corporate sponsorships.
  • March in the parade as part of the Mystic Krewe of Mutts Royal Court (escorts are included in all Royal Court activities and photos).
  • Recognized by the CAAWS Board of Directors as Guests of Honor during our Volunteer and Member Party.
  • Set up a space in a prime reserved location to tailgate, promote group and show support during all CAAWS events and activities.
  • Recognized on all CAAWS web and social media sites and on all relevant promotional material related to the Mystic Krewe of Mutts.​
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts Bark in the Park Booth (one 10′ x 10′ tent space/premier location).
  • March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).​
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • One space at a specified event or activity
    (excluding Mystic Krewe of Mutts).
  • Recognized by the CAAWS Board of Directors as Guests of Honor during our Volunteer and Member Party.
  • Set up a space in a prime reserved location to tailgate, promote group and show support during all CAAWS events and activities.
  • Recognized on all CAAWS web and social media sites and on all relevant promotional material related to the Mystic Krewe of Mutts.​
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts Bark in the Park Booth (one 10′ x 10′ tent space/premier location).
  • March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).​
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • One space at a specified event or activity
    (excluding Mystic Krewe of Mutts).
  • Recognized on all CAAWS web and social media sites and on all relevant promotional material related to the Mystic Krewe of Mutts.​
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts Bark in the Park Booth (one 10′ x 10′ tent space/premier location).
  • March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).​
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • One space at a specified event or activity
    (excluding Mystic Krewe of Mutts).
  • Mystic Krewe of Mutts Bark in the Park Booth (one 10′ x 10′ tent space/premier location).
  • March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).​
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • March in the annual Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade with up to 20 walkers (humans and dogs).​
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • Welcome announcement and verbal recognition during events.​
  • Logo and promotions on event day signage and flyers.
  • One space at a specified event or activity
    (excluding Mystic Krewe of Mutts).

Donate to the Felix Fund for Emergency Vet Costs

The Felix Fund will secure donations for emergency vet visits, so money is never a factor in saving one of our dogs or cats. Emergency vet appointments determine which tests are needed for an animal’s health and can cost thousands of dollars, as it was the case for Felix.

Felix's Story

Felix was a healthy 2-year-old Husky mix filled with energy and love when he came to CAAWS in 2016. He was adopted out to what we thought would be his forever home. Unfortunately, after being adopted, he was returned to another shelter due to health problems.

We retrieved Felix and brought him back to CAAWS. Sadly, Felix was sick beyond help, and we made the hardest decision anyone in animal rescue has to make, which was to let him go in peace.

CAAWS understands that life circumstances can change after adopting your pet or that a mismatch occurs even though we try our hardest to match the pet with compatible owners. Whether a personality doesn’t mesh or you are no longer financially able to care for a pet because you have a baby, you get divorced, or must move to a residence where pets aren’t allowed, we accept back the pet with open arms.

Today, in honor of Felix, the Felix Fund allows other animals to have a fighting chance by covering emergency vet costs of returned pets. We state in our adoption contract that CAAWS always takes back any of its dogs or cats, no matter their condition. CAAWS wants every past and future adopter to know that WE ARE HERE if you have any questions, need advice, or can no longer care for your adopted CAAWS pet.

Our Endless Appreciation for Your Support

CAAWS appreciates your donation, no matter how big or small. Everything helps the animals in need of veterinary care or a place to sleep. All we can ask is your help.

Consider donating today to Baton Rouge’s oldest animal humane society and help give a local animal a better, brighter future.