About us

The Animal Welfare League of SA 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 and an Adoption Centre in Port Adelaide, 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

The AWL encourages responsible pet ownership, promotes the benefits of the human-animal bond and strives to improve the welfare and care or our animal companions.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We hold paramount the welfare and quality of life of pets.
  • We acknowledge the human-animal bond and recognise the importance of people in the delivery of good animal welfare.

 

OUR VALUES

Determination  |   Compassion   |  Courage  |   Reliability  |  Joy