About us

The Animal Welfare League of South Australia (AWL) is an animal welfare and care provider recognised for the provision and development of services for animals in need.

Established in 1964, the AWL operate the state's largest animal shelter at Wingfield, as well as a Shelters at Edinburgh North, caring for approximately 12,000 cats and dogs each year.

The AWL's focus is the re-homing of lost, surrendered and abandoned animals and reuniting lost pets with their owners.

The AWL is proud of its contribution in providing a high quality animal care facilities and related services to the state's animals, their owners and the broader community.

OUR VISION

Connecting People, Pets and Community

OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS

People

To encourage and support people to be responsible pet owners

Pets

To connect pets with caring and safe homes

Community

To create a community that embraces and values pets

OUR PURPOSE

We improve the health and welfare of animals by encouraging a community that values the human-animal bond to enrich the lives of people and their pets.

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