Animal Welfare League receives prestigious Touchstone Award

The Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County has been awarded the 2022 Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner “Touchstone” award. This Lifesaving award was announced at the Best Friends Annual National Conference.

AWL was one of 5 shelters in the country, out of 3700, to receive this award. The 5 shelters that won were based on their intake size, for saving the lives of cats and dogs at an unprecedented rate and for using creative solutions to maximize lifesaving in their community.

“Along with our Amazing Staff, Executive Director, and Board of Directors, we are committed to working for – and engaging with – our Kosciusko Community through educational programing, reuniting pets with their owners, a robust kitty fosters program and innovative adoption promotions. These are all key pieces of our lifesaving strategy for abandoned and unwanted pets from Kosciusko County.” – AWL Leadership Team

About Best Friends:

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 355,000. For more information, visit