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Community Programs

The Animal Welfare League is proud of the numerous community-based programs that we offer to people of all ages. Many of these programs teach the importance of responsible pet ownership and encourage all to make the world a more humane environment for all living creatures. Others enrich our bond with this great community. Together, we touch each other's lives in a significant way which in turn touches the lives of all our homeless animals. Thank you, Charlotte County and beyond, for supporting our shelter.


Become a part of our Shelter Family and make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.

Humane Education

Reaches out to the youth of our community to teach proper pet care and to respect all living creatures.

Classroom Critters

Enriches the lives of students and teachers by fostering a small shelter animal and discovering the responsibilities of its care.

Canine Manners

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. This program is held at the shelter every first and third Saturday of each month at 9 AM. It's free to all dogs adopted from the shelter.

Pet Therapy

Brings seniors and animals together for a rewarding physical and emotional experience.

Senior Pets for Senior People

Matches senior pets over seven years of age with senior people over 62 years of age for a reduced adoption fee and a lifelong bond.

Foster Friends

This is a vital program that truly saves lives. You can foster a mom and her litter until they are old enough for vaccines and altering. You can also foster an animal who needs some quiet time after surgery or treatment.


Humane Education

Classroom Critters