We help pets AND people

We are a 501(3)(c) Non-Profit




HELP! We are collecting email addresses and names to help us reduce the enormous mailing and printing costs for our newsletter. Also, to help us keep in touch on important shelter news and events. We will not share your  information – PROMISE!

Please send a “please add me” and “your name” email to Executive Director Tonya Blanchard –

Thank you soooooo much!



The AWL will be operating by appointment only.

Starting Tuesday, 4/5/22, the shelter will be open the following days and times:

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 5:00pm

Friday – 11:30am – 6pm

Saturday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns feel free call or email us.


On behalf of all our animals and staff, thank you so much for your support!!!

  1. The AWL will be operating by appointment only. Tuesdays – Thursdays at 11:30am-5:00pm, Fridays 11:30am-6pm and Saturdays at 11:30am-4:00pm.  We will be closed Sunday and Mondays.  Call our shelter at 574-267-3008 to set a time.  Please tell us the reason for your visit (adoption or surrender) and how many people you are bringing.   
  2. Those wanting to surrender an animal, please enter through our side door and ring the doorbell, one of our staff will let you inside.  Please  have the animal secured on a leash or in a pet carrier. 
  3. All volunteers must sign in when they come in.

 Please follow the social distancing requirements! 

When you arrive for volunteering, please ask if there is anything special that needs to be done.

All children under the age of 16 years are permitted to volunteer as long as they have a parent or guardian with them. 

If it is after hours and you require assistance please call the non-emergency dispatch numbers: 

Warsaw Police Department:  574-372-9511 

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department: 574-267-5667 

Please remember that we are a 501(3)(c) Non-Profit.

Thank you for your continued support! 

Tonya Blanchard
Executive Director of the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County

AWL PH: 574-267-3008

Estate Planning

We often think of the Beneficiaries of our estate as loved ones. But a Beneficiary can be any person or entity you choose to leave money or assets to. This can include nonprofit organizations and charities.  The Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and are always very thankful to our wonderful donors.

Estate planning is an important way for those who have lived in a community to provide for its future. By entrusting gifts to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, donors can ensure that their contributions will be used wisely to address future needs of the “shelter” and that their personal legacies will be extended far beyond their lifetimes.

We serve the entire county and work faithfully to improve the lives of those pets entrusted to our care. Each pet receives any necessary medical care, is microchipped, and spay/neutered if required. Our staff works continuously to maintain a clean, healthy facility.

Our goal is to find every shelter pet a forever home. Donors help us carry out our mission.  When pets are lost and brought to us, we work tirelessly to reunite them with their owners. In 2021 we reunited 214 pets with their families.

The animals, staff and our Board of Directors thank you for considering us in your Estate Planning.




Working with an overflowing population of animals requires constant attention, maintenance, and staff dedication. Our staff works continuously to maintain a clean, healthy facility in incredibly difficult situations.

Our overall goal is to have the fewest number of animals possible in our shelter. We are an open door shelter. All animals are welcomed into our care. We do everything possible to get them well and find them forever homes – and we are always looking for new, creative ways to encourage adoption.

Through our programs, we bring animals to handicapped individuals and visit nursing homes. We also work with the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and area school groups to create educational programs. We partner with hundreds of organizations in the area to carry out our mission.


Find the Perfect Pet

As a companion animal resource center, we are here to bridge the gap between abandoned pets and loving families and individuals. With our amazing staff and professional board of directors, you will find us always moving forward with primary goals of finding good homes for our pets, reuniting lost animals with their current owners, and educating the public on best pet care practices.

These goals require tremendous effort from our staff and help from our community. It is our donors and supporters who allow us to help pets and people and be a major force for good in our community.



Mission Statement

The mission of the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County (AWL) is to bridge the gap between abandoned pets and loving families and individuals.