Founded in 1963, AWL is a non-profit organization that provides temporary home, medical services, and caring attention for countless dogs, cats, and other animals. The shelter exists solely due to the generous contributions of citizens, businesses, and the community.
We are a non-profit corporation [Sec. 501 (c) (3)] dedicated to the alleviation of pain and suffering of animals.
Our animal shelter provides safe refuge, nourishment, and love to hundreds of homeless animals each month.
The shelter accepts all animals brought in by Charlotte County residents and Animal Control. Thousands of animals are received each year
We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for donations, adoptions fees, and return-to-owner fees.
Achieve a community void of homeless animals.
Advocate animal protection and welfare.
- Protect, care for, and nurture homeless and abused animals
- Help eradicate the need for euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats
- Promote responsible pet ownership
- Support legislation and regulatory changes that benefit animals