Spay and Neuter & Low-Income Assistance Programs in Baton Rouge
CAAWS is proud to offer several community assistance programs to help improve the well-being of animals in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. Our community assistance programs help us fulfill our mission of promoting spaying and neutering and responsible pet ownership. All programs are only available for canines and felines.
The Community Assistance Program helps those most in need in our community by providing spay/neuter assistance to low-income families. This past year, we helped 115 companion animals.
Programs are available for residents of the following 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 non-transferable.
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. To obtain a coupon, please fill out our form online.
Note: Due to COVID-19, we are limited in the amount of coupons.
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.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to a 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.
Due to COVID-19, we are limited in the amount of assistance.
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.
Our Trap-Neuter-Release Program has eliminated the reproduction of 1,265 cats over the past year. That has prevented the birth of over one million unwanted cats.
Due to COVID-19, this program is limited.