About us

Since 1964, Animal Welfare League (AWL) has been creating happy homes for stray and abandoned animals, including pets whose owners can no longer properly care for them.

We reunite lost dogs and cats with their human family, provide temporary shelter through our foster care program and support thousands of responsible owners by boarding their pets.

For those grieving the loss of a faithful companion, our cremation and memorial team offers ways to say goodbye and celebrate the joy their pet brought to their lives.

AWL operates a Shelter at Edinburgh North, with the new Animal Care Centre at Wingfield opening later in 2020.

OUR VISION

Connecting People, Pets and Community

OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS

People

Encouraging and supporting people to be informed and responsible pet owners

Pets

Connecting pets with safe and happy homes

Community

Helping the community understand the value of owning a pet

OUR PURPOSE

The Animal Welfare League brings together lost and abandoned pets and caring humans to create happy homes where everyone feels loved.

OUR VALUES

Compassion 
We demonstrate care and understanding by listening and providing support

Optimism
We have a positive outlook and focus on what is possible

Reliability
We consistently demonstrate integrity, transparency and professionalism

Resilience
We are determined, energised and able to recover and refocus

Adaptable
We are flexible in our approach and look for opportunities in change

Strategic Plan 2018-2021