Funding

Funding

The Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission depends solely on donations received by the generous citizens of Louisiana. LAWC receives no funding from the state. All funding generated by donations goes directly back to supporting the important animal welfare programs and services of the commission.

Check It Off

Donating to LAWC is as simple as checking a box. You have the power to use your individual state tax refund to donate to LAWC. The Louisiana tax check off program is a simple and easy way to donate to the Louisiana Animal Welfare commission to help support the important programs LAWC administers. Your donations will go directly to help support the following statewide programs & services:

  • Shelter Inspection Program- dedicated to improving the state’s public animal shelters & animal control agencies.
  • Grant Program- supports humane organizations, spay & neuter programs, parish governments, shelter/agencies, and educational institutions.
  • Cruelty Reporting Program- assist & support law enforcement agencies & prosecutors in enforcing cruelty statues.
  • Law enforcement training & continuing education.
  • Public education & resources.
  • Certified Animal Rescue Organization Program
  • Louisiana Animal Shelter Registry.
  • Centralize public animal information, education, and communication services.

You can simply CHECK IT OFF and DONATE ON LINE 7 on your 2016 Louisiana individual state income tax return (Schedule D- Line 7). All taxpayer donations received through the tax check off program are designated directly to the Louisiana Animal Welfare Fund (LAWF), which supports the important work of LAWC.

You may also donate online at PayPal or in the form of a check. Checks can be mailed to:
LAWC
17732 Highland Road, Ste. – Box 237
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

LAWC is a tax-exempt government entity. All financial contributions are tax deductible on your federal income tax return.

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