Support Local Causes

Baton Rouge is populated with a plethora of caring pet owners, dedicated veterinarians, non-profits that rescue, foster, and re-home animals, a top notch veterinary school, and loads of fun animal-related events. Consider supporting Baton Rouge’s many worthwhile causes.

WBRZ’s Paw Project

Come and help out during our pet food drive and adoption day:Saturday, May 16th from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
At the Raising Cane's on Corporate Blvd. near College Dr. You can bring by dog and cat food... Make a cash donation... or adopt a pet that needs a good home. All donations benefit Northside Humane Society. Find details here.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Serenity Garden

The wonderful bronze “Friends” graces the Milton J. Womack Serenity Garden. You may support the school’s work by purchasing an engraved brick in honor or memory of a special animal friend. Find details here.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter License

Order your Animal Friendly license plate through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Proceeds benefit low cost spay/neuter programs throughout Louisiana.

The Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade

The parade is held in downtown Baton Rouge every Mardi Gras season. Your participation benefits the Baton Rouge Capitol Animal Area Welfare Society (CAWWS). For more information go here.

Great Rover Road Run

Great Rover Road Run is held annually in March at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Dog owners take their pooch on the 1 mile fun run or go dogless for the 5k race. Breakfast and refreshments, a low cost dog wash, and other exhibits are available. Proceeds benefit the student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. For more information visit:

Animals in Art

This annual juried art show attracts artists from all over the world. The exhibition is held in April at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine library. All works are available for purchase with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the school. For more information visit:

The Elephant Oasis

Oasis plans at the Baton Rouge Zoo include a shaded pavilion from which visitors can view and appreciate the Zoo's magnificent Asian elephants. There will also be conservation graphics and videos, and a visitor rest area with a baby elephant sculpture. The Elephant Oasis project will place elephants in the spotlight, provide educational resources while acknowledging their plight in the wild. To learn more or donate go here.

East Baton Rouge Animal Control Adoption and Education Center (ACACE)

The EBR Parish Animal Control is in the planning stages of constructing the new Animal Control Adoption and Education Center (ACAEC) on donated City-Parish land at Old Hammond Highway and Millerville Road. This facility will offer adoption-ready pets (spayed/neutered, vet checked, vaccinated, registered, and micro-chipped) and include an auditorium for comprehensive in-house and outreach educational programs. To donate go here.

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