What is APAWS?
A.P.A.W.S (Animal Protection and Welfare Society) is a volunteer, foster-based, no-kill, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based out of Baton Rouge, LA.
What does this mean? APAWS has no paid board members or staff. We do not have a brick and mortar location. We are supported by generous and loving volunteers who agree to shelter and care for the animals as a temporary placement until the animals find their forever homes.
Since 2004, APAWS has been dedicated to ensuring that all pet animals in and around the Baton Rouge area live in homes that provide for all of the animal’s physical and emotional needs (including love, compassion, daily care and medical care) for the animal’s lifetime. We do understand that things may not always go as planned. APAWS will always provide a safety net for the pets that we adopt out- should something ever happen and they need our assistance again. All animals in our care will be spayed / neutered and up to date on age appropriate vaccinations before adoptions are finalized.
Our main goal has always been to break the stigma around rescue animals and reduce the number of animals that are euthanized in local shelters by proving that you can rescue wonderful dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. Through our work with both animals and humans, APAWS strives to make Southeast Louisiana a more inclusive environment where everyone can experience the transformative benefits of responsible, humane pet ownership.
day hours Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday PetSmart in Gonzales, LA. 11am-5pm Sunday -