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Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Contact: 225-273-6439

CAAWS to host 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser with BREC at new location

The Capital Area Animal Welfare Society, the first animal welfare organization in Baton Rouge founded in 1979, is hosting its 23rd Annual Santa CAAWS fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 6, at BREC's Perkins Road Community Park located at 7122 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Bring your kids, friends, family and pets. to have their picture taken with Santa!

There will be multiple photo packages to choose from with all proceeds to benefit CAAWS. For package and price information, visit Preregistration is available online Oct. 1-Nov. 2 and includes a 10% discount on photos as well as the opportunity to be one of the first in line to take pictures with Santa between 9 and 10:30 a.m. For those who do not preregister, pictures will be taken from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CAAWS is excited to announce they will offer free microchipping from 1 to 4 p.m. to those animals that had their picture taken with Santa. In addition, our co-sponsors BREC and Raising Cane's will help provide activities and refreshments during the day.

In the spirit of giving back, CAAWS would like to encourage all Santa CAAWS participants to donate blankets or pet food and toys that will be distributed to those who were affected by the flood. Since the flood, CAAWS has received and distributed more than five metric tons of supplies to those in need and provided more than $1,500 of much-needed animal medication supplies to the temporary shelter at Celtic Studio. There will be giveaways for those who donate at Santa CAAWS.

"Santa CAAWS is our second largest fundraiser each year, and we are thrilled to once again host it at a BREC facility," CAAWS President Glenda Parks said. "It's the perfect opportunity for families to have Christmas cards made, and we are proud to offer a few opportunities to help out the flood-affected community. We are so proud of our volunteers for working tirelessly since August to get people and animals the care they need after the flood," Parks said. "If anyone would like to support our emergency relief efforts, please visit to donate to our emergency fund. To volunteer, please visit"

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 the humane treatment of animals, adoption of homeless animals and responsible companion animal ownership, and at all times supporting the practice of spay/neuter.



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