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AWL Receives $25,000 Grant

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The Animal Welfare League was a recipient of a $25,000 grant from the 2017 PetCo Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign The grant was awarded based on a story submitted by Jim Case about his dog Grace.  Jim adopted Grace from the Animal Welfare League and together they joined Peace River K-9…

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AWL Offers Paid Internships

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Beginning this summer (2017), AWL is offering internships to students 17 years and older to walk dogs at the shelter 2-3 times a week (preferably in the afternoons). We are providing stipends of $1000 to be paid upon completion of 60 hours of dog walking from funds that I am…

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AWL Parnters with Meals on Wheels

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ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE PARTNERS WITH MEALS ON WHEELS Approximately 25 percent of the people receiving Meals on Wheels have at least one pet. They serve as companions, social workers and depression counselors. Having the companionship of an animal shouldn’t be reserved for only the well-to-do, especially when a pet might…

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Beware of Coconuts!

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Even though there are no truly accurate census records for dogs in the U.S., Pit Bulls are estimated to comprise 30 – 40 % of the dog population, making it a very popular breed. Considering that an estimated 53,000,000 dogs in the U.S. and assuming that Pit Bulls make up 10% of…

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Breed Specific Legislation

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U.S. Communities Increasingly Ditch Pit Bull Bans Taken from an article by Aamer Madhani in USA TODAY Three decades after officials in more than 700 cities throughout the country began passing bans and other restrictions to keep pit bulls out of their communities… state, and local governments are increasingly reconsidering…

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The Dogs of Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican Dogs Get A Second Chance at Animal Welfare League   Puerto Rico is such a beautiful vacation spot with plenty of tourism, but do the tourists witness the serious problem of abandoned animals? It is estimated that thousands (yes, thousands) of stray animals live and die on the…

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Paws Up to Pit Bulls

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Misconceptions Surround This Special Breed Pit Bulls may be the most mysterious dogs in America – loved by their owners, feared by others and sensationalized by the media. In recent years highly publicized cases of Pit Bull fighting rings has led to numerous misconceptions about these breeds. The Pit Bull…

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AWL Implements Treasured Pets Program

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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…

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Reiki Benefits Shelter Animals

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By Sharon Thomas, Executive Director, Animal Welfare League   I firmly believe that most dog lovers feel the relationship forged between canine and human contains a mystical connection.   After all, doesn’t your dog sometimes know what you are thinking?  When it come to caring for our furry pals, many…

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AWL Honored By Chambers

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The last two weeks at the Animal Welfare League have been quite extraordinary.  Our organization has been truly blessed with receiving two prestigious awards. We were first honored by the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Pinnacle Business of the Year and then by the Charlotte County Chamber of…

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Dogs Playing For Life

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The Animal Welfare League has implemented a unique and pro-active program developed by renowned dog trainer Aimee Sadler that uses play groups for dogs to help socialize, evaluate, and change the lives of shelter dogs by improving their chance of adoption. Dogs Playing for Life is an internationally recognized concept…

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