is a No-Kill Shelter

We help pets AND people

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




Now that it is staying lighter in in the evenings, the AWL will be implementing a change in operating hours.

The AWL will be operating by appointment only.

Starting Tuesday, 6/1/21, the shelter will be open to the public the following days and times:

Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 11:30am – 4:00pm

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



We want to extend a sincere thank you to Zimmer Biomet employees Deb Wade, Brenda Bowers and Brittany Bowers for organizing their 4th Annual Fundraiser (raffle) for the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County. We want to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations of gift cards.

Thank you — Applebees, Get Fit 24 Hour Gym, Hacienda, Hogs R Wild BBQ,
Maria’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Paws & Claws, Pizza Hut,
Ruby Tuesday, T’s Styling Studio, Texas Roadhouse, TSC,
Walmart, Wings, ETC!

The raffle raised $1,280 and Zimmer Biomet matched this amount through the Zimmer Biomet Foundation for a total of $2,529.29.

As a companion animal resource center, AWL is here to bridge the gap between abandoned pets and loving families and individuals. We area 501(c)3 organization and depend on fundraisers and donations to carry out our mission.

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 – Fridays at 11:30am-6:00pm 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 up for a designated time to come into the AWL.  You can visit this link.

You can only volunteer during the time that you have signed up for. Please follow this so we can abide by social distancing requirements! 

If you are bringing family members (or friends) with you to volunteer, you must sign up for one slot per person. For example, if you and two children want to volunteer, you must sign up for 3 slots. 

When you arrive for your scheduled shift, you will be assigned an activity to keep all volunteers separate from each other. 

No children under the age of 16 years are permitted to volunteer at this time. 

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



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.