Double your donation to the Animal Welfare League’s Emergency Medical Fund!

The Pat Moran Family Foundation has generously offered to double your gift up to $100.00 until April 17th.

This matching opportunity couldn’t be needed more.  The Animal Welfare League provides emergency medical care to homeless, abandoned and abused animals in our care.  This expensive, non-routine care makes happily-ever-afters possible for animals who have no one to speak for them.

Animals like Flynn, Jake, Achilles, Murphy, Victoree and many more who depend on the tremendous kindness of friends like you.  Read more about them below and please consider a donation to the Emergency Medical Fund in any amount during the 30 day Pat Moran Family Foundation Challenge!

With Gratitude,

Sharon Thomas
Executive Director
Animal Welfare League

If you would prefer to donate by check, please make payable to Animal Welfare League with a notation that your donation is for the EMS Challenge.  Mail to:

Animal Welfare League
3519 Drance St
Port Charlotte, FL 33980


Murphy had suffered with Bilateral (both eyes) Entopion his entire life.

Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation.  Entropion can also create secondary pain of the eye leading to self trauma, scarring of the eyelid, or nerve damage.

After receiving medical care he went to a foster home where he learned to trust, love and play.   Murphy was quickly adopted and is living his happily-ever-after as the center of attention in his forever home.

(Available for adoption)

Victoree came to the shelter with a severe case of demodectic mange.  She had lost all her hair and was covered in bleeding sores.  She required daily medicated baths and lots time and love.

Victoree has recovered and grown back her beautiful fur.  She has been at the shelter for over 450 days.  While she waits for her family to find her, Victoree has distinguished herself with the American Kennel Society’s Canine Good Citizen Award by passing a test in front of an AKC evaluator, demonstrating the ten skills of a well-mannered dog.  She enjoys walks and playtime and also relaxing for a good belly rub!


Achilles was attacked by wildlife after someone dumped him at the shelter without a carrier.  By the time the staff was able to catch him, he needed immediate medical attention.  His head, neck and ears were in very bad condition and infection had already started.  With medical intervention, his life was saved but his good looks are behind him.  No matter, Achilles was just happy to be alive and is so grateful to have found his forever home with someone who appreciates his inner beauty.

(In Foster Care)

Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure.  Just one bite from an infected mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae will give your dog heartworm disease and will lead to death if left untreated.  Heartworms lodge in the heart, lungs and surrounding blood vessels.  Treatment is expensive and takes several months to complete.   The animals have to be kept quiet during the treatment and then for several months afterward so that the dying worms don’t break off and lodge in their lungs.

The Animal Welfare League treats countless animals for heartworm and is very grateful to the foster families who take them in while they go through treatment.

(Available from Foster Care)

Luxating patella (or trick knee) is a common condition in which the kneecap, dislocates or moves out of its normal location.  Flynn has had both knees repaired in separate surgeries with rehab and healing in between.  After over 500 days at the shelter Flynn is still a happy-go-lucky people pleaser.  He recently snagged a spot in foster care and would love the chance to show you what a great addition he would be to your family.  If you would like to meet Flynn, call the shelter to make an appointment with his foster family.