98.05% of every dollar donated goes directly to animal care! Making the match between an animal and their forever home is what all of our volunteers hope for. We would like to share our recent success with you.
Adoptions year to date Adoptions in 2013
  Cats 1   Cats 13
  Dogs 43   Dogs 206
APAWS is very excited to be part of Purina Pro Plan Rally for Rescue!

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Help APAWS purchase oxygen masks for Fire Departments in the Baton Rouge Area!

Help APAWS raise money to purchase pet oxygen mask sets for Baton Rouge area fire department trucks! For more information about this fundraiser please visit our Pet Oxygen Masks Page.

We are proud to announce we raised enough to supply all of the St. George fire trucks with pet oxygen mask kits. We are currently working on supplying kits for Brownsfield (2 kits), Alsen (1 kit) and Chaneyville (2 kits).

Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue
APAWS is excited to announce our acceptance into the Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue program. We will be receiving a donation of 450 pounds of dog food in late April. Unfortunately, we were not able to select both dog and cat food. If you would like to donate cat food so our kitties aren't left out, please either donate a bag when you visit us on adoption day at the PetSmart off of Siegen or click here to make a donation through paypal. All funds donated through this link will be used to purchase cat food for the cats in our foster program. If donating food, we prefer Purina Pro Plan but will accept any Purina product.
Petmeds is proud to donate to APAWS!
Our most recent special needs animal is featured here. For updates on other special needs animals go here.
Annabelle was found by an APAWS volunteer Saturday, March 22nd. She was holding her back leg up and was obviously in pain. It took a little while, but our volunteer was able to gain her trust. We immediately brought her to the Baton Rouge Pet Emergency clinic to find out how extensive her injuries were. We found out her femur was broken, but no other injuries were found. The break required surgery in order to repair it. The vet gave her medication for pain and put her on crate rest until the surgery could be performed.

Wednesday, March 26th the surgery to repair her leg was performed at Bluebonnet Veterinary Hospital. Once the vet began the surgery, he realized the break was about two weeks older than previously thought. This made the surgery more difficult for the vet and more painful for Annabelle. The vet also found buckshot in her hip and backside. The vet was not able to get the buckshot out because she couldn't be under anesthesia any longer. She is now resting comfortably in her foster home. It will take a while for her leg to fully heal, but she is expected to fully recover.

We anticipate the cost of the emergency vet visit and the surgery to be approximately $1,500. Both clinics gave us a considerable discount and are working with us on payment. We would like to pay them as soon as possible. If you would like to donate for Annabelle's care, please use this link: Donate for Annabelle!