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Welcome to CAAWS

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) is a non-profit organization committed to the well-being of animals in the Baton Rouge community by providing, facilitating, and promoting spay/neuter, adopting or facilitating the adoption of homeless animals, and teaching the community responsible companion animal ownership and the humane treatment of animals. CAAWS is not part of any animal control branch of the government including CAA and EBRAC. Our ultimate goal is to have Baton Rouge be a model in the South where all adoptable animals find loving homes. We do not receive any government assistance and subsist solely from adoption fees, private donations and memberships.

We have no paid staff so all money donated to CAAWS goes directly to the care of our animals, shelter expenses, pet food, pet supplies, or to our community outreach programs. Please support CAAWS so that we may continue our mission to help animals in our community through our public assistance programs.

To read more about how we got started, what we do, and how we do it, please see our About CAAWS page.

Join Us:

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Support CAAWS simply by walking your dog. Download the app at or in the google play or iphone app store, enter in Capital Area Animal Welfare Society as your shelter, and walk away!

volunteer we have several ways you can help so you're sure to find something that's right for you. If you would like to support CAAWS with a donation we have several options available including becoming a member of CAAWS.

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CAAWS is proud to be a member of the Petco Foundation and thankful for their support.