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 everyone 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.
Pet Therapy visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities give seniors the opportunity to reminisce about the pets they loved and cared for in years past, while nuzzling furry faces and stroking soft ears. AWL volunteers are currently visiting eight facilities with requests from several more.
We Care Program
The Animal Welfare League believes that opening your heart and your home to an animal is a life-time commitment. We also know that sometimes it seems as though surrendering the pet is the only option. We want to help
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.
This program initiated for 2016 is designed to help geriatric pets or those with chronic medical conditions such as thyroid issues, diabetes and severe allergies find responsible, loving homes. Adoption fees are waived for pets in this special program. Adopters are screened carefully to ensure their level of commitment, compassion and their total understanding of the animals medical needs. Any animal in this program with severe allergies that require special food will have the food supplied by the AWL for six months. After that time, additional arrangements can be made for low-cost food. The Animal Welfare League will remain in close contact with the adopter and their Veterinarian for periodic updates.