We help pets AND people



Due to the COVID-19 virus and the state-wide stay-at-home order, the AWL will be closed to the public until further notice as of 3/18/20.  If you are interested in adopting or fostering one of our pets, please call us at 574-267-3008 to set up an appointment.  We are still accepting donations of food, litter, blankets, and other supplies.  They can be dropped off at our front doors during normal business hours.  Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.  Take care and stay safe!

For after hours emergencies please contact the following numbers:

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department: (866) 322-5857
Warsaw Police Department: (574) 372-9511




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.