Animal Welfare League NSW


Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL) is a registered charity that has been caring for surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals for over 55 years.  We care for pets at our two animal welfare shelters in Kemps Creek and Ingleside and through 13 branches of active volunteers across NSW. We have a team of Inspectors that investigate animal cruelty, a vet clinic, a behaviour team and a foster care program.


We do our very best to find every animal the home they deserve. Sadly, in some cases where animals are suffering untreatable health conditions or serious behavioural issues, euthanasia is carried out. We have professional and qualified veterinary and behaviour teams that provide thorough health checks and behavioural temperament tests for animals in our care, to ensure these decisions are made with great care and due process.

We also utilise a multi-faceted approach to give each animal every chance of finding a forever home – including rehoming through our shelters, our network of regional Branches, volunteer Foster Carers, working with Rescue groups, vet clinics and pet shop rehoming partners plus providing Behavioural Modification Plans to help rehabilitate animals where needed.


Animal Welfare League NSW is committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dog within the community. We will continue to strive to further reduce our euthanasia rates and to educate the community about the need for responsible pet ownership. We are determined to pave the way forward in reducing the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs simply because they are homeless.