In 2014 the Animal Welfare League of SA Inc (AWL) celebrates 50 years of tireless work by dedicated staff and volunteers who are devoted to the care and welfare of lost and abandoned companion animals.
Today, the AWL continues to operate a very busy schedule, looking after stray and abandoned dogs and cats without government funding.
The AWL’s key roles in the care of companion animals include:
1. Caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats
2. Behavioural assessments and health checks for dogs and cats;
3. Re-homing lost and abandoned dogs and cats;
4. Managing impounded dogs on behalf of Local Councils;
5. Dog and Cat boarding;
6. Pet Cremations;
7. Grooming services;
8. Professional dog training classes;
9. Fundraising and Thrift Shops
All dogs and cats available for adoption from the AWL are temperament and behaviour assessed, vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to successful adoption outcomes for our dogs and cats. Individual behavioural and training plans plus environmental enrichment programs are prepared for all the animals in our care to help ensure they are able to put their 'best paw forward' when they find their forever home.
Once an animal and their new owner have found their perfect match, our staff are able to assist with any questions about the settling in process to ensure a smooth transition from the shelter to their new home. Our knowledgeable staff will also be able to assist you with your questions around ongoing feeding, exercise, training and other useful advice about your new pet.
We also offer an 'after adoption' service where any problems new owners may be experiencing can be discussed with a behavioural expert to ensure a loving and harmonious home environment is achieved.
The AWL is a registered charity that does not receive Government financial funding and depends on the support and generosity of the community to continue our vital services.