Frequently Asked Questions
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Read our frequently asked questions to get more information about the Animal Welfare League.
The shelter took in about 2,200 animals in 2016. 10-13% had to be euthanized due to health and aggression reasons. This is within the range of acceptable to be classified as a "no-kill" shelter. AWL is an open door shelter, never putting down healthy non-aggressive pets.
The other 87-90% depending on the month were:
• Adopted - We have a very high adoption rate for a shelter of our size.
• Reclaimed - We have a computerized lost and found pet service and a microchip scanner.
• Rescued - We work with select and approved groups to help find pets loving homes.
• Given Away - to good causes such as our barn cat or senior program.
• Transferred to another agency - We trade pets with organizations such as the SPCA in Fort Wayne to improve chances of adoption.
• All pets, except for reclaimed pets have had all vaccines including RABIES and all are spayed and nuetured.
Several things to know about lost and stolen pets.
The Animal Welfare League offers microchip insertion for $30.
Nail clippings are also offered for $10.
Animals that are to be adopted receive the appropriate vaccines and prevention medications before adoption, but these vaccines and meds cannot be offered to pets brought in for service, they must be taken to a vet.
Adopting a puppy younger than 9 months: $140
Adopting a dog older than 9 months: $130
Adopting a dog older than 6 years: $105
A Senior adopting a dog older than 6 years: $100
Adopting a kitten younger than 9 months: $90
Adopting a cat older than 9 months: $70
Adopting a cat older than 6 years: $60
A Senior adopting a Cat older than 6 years: $55
Nail Clipping: $10
There are two ways to reach an officer. If you live in Warsaw city limits please call 372-9511 If you live in Nappanee or anywhere in Kosciusko County please call 267-5667