About AWL

We Help Pets AND People!

Working with an overflowing population of animals in a structure that needs constant attention, maintenance, and increased staff time, it is amazing what this staff has been able to accomplish in the last eight years. They struggle continuously to maintain a clean, healthy, almost odor free, facility in incredibly difficult situations.

Just think what this group of hard-working staff and wonderful volunteers could accomplish if they could move into the much more efficient, new, and well-designed structure! Following is where we (amazingly) are today, but read it and realize where we could (even more amazingly) be tomorrow with your help!

Euthanasia Rate For the Month Of October:

Total In EU'd %
Cats 65 7 10.7%
Dogs 60 6 10%
Total 125 13 10.4%

This is possible because of our herculean efforts to find good homes for our pets, our efforts to CURE more of what sometimes ails them, and our refusal to put animals down because of space. It also means we are running a cleaner and healthier shelter. This also sometimes takes tremendous effort and help from our community, but everyone stepping up to the plate has made this incredible improvement. Thank you!

We have a new mission statement. With our strategic planning and professional board you will find us moving forward into the future with some great goals. The crux of the new mission statement is thus:

As a premier "companion animal" resource center we are here to bridge the gap between abandoned pets and loving families and individuals.

You will also hear me and my staff talk about our slogan "We Help Pets AND People." We have a commitment to be a major force for good in our community and in so doing, we bring in those who are handicapped, we visit nursing homes, we offer to house pets for abused women, we work with YMCA and actually have a camp here on our premises each year, we bring in brownies, girl scouts and boy scouts. Lakeland Christian Academy comes here once or twice a month, Peabody arrives here regularly, and the list goes on. We literally help or assist or welcome help from hundreds of organizations in the area.