About Us - Animal Welfare League NSW
  • Who We Are
  • What We Do
  • Committees and Advisory Boards

Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned companion animal across New South Wales.

We believe that all companion animals in NSW deserve a safe and loving home. We strive to accomplish this through our work in rehoming, education and discount desexing programs.

Our inspectors are authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty and we make it easy for anyone to report animal cruelty.

As part of our ‘Getting to Zero’ philosophy we are committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

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We are a proud member of Animal Welfare League Australia, a charity that is funded by generous animal-lovers and kind volunteers that help keep our doors open. Even if the time isn’t right for you to adopt a pet, there are many ways you can get involved and make a genuine difference to animals in need, just select from the menu on your left to see how.

We have one shelter which is open 7 days a week. If you would like to adopt a pet from us, or if you live in a regional area, you can always contact your closest branch. Please note: not all branches offer rehoming services.

Donate Today

Animal Welfare League NSW cares for abandoned, surrendered and neglected animals.

Our operations include:

  • A animal welfare shelter in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption
  • Inspectors who respond to reports of animal cruelty or neglect
  • A full service veterinary hospital at our Kemps Creek Shelter
  • A discount desexing program through a network volunteer branches around NSW
  • A foster care network for those wishing to care for abandoned and surrendered pets until we can find them forever homes
  • An pet advice program to improve animal welfare in the community
  • A bequest program, including Legacy House for cats, for the cats whose owners have passed away.

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Since Animal Welfare League NSW inception in 1958, we have remained a leader in progressive practices relating to animal welfare issues.

Animal Welfare League NSW is an active member or participant in the following committees, advisory boards and groups:

  • Getting To Zero
  • Agriculture & Animal Services Emergency Management Committee (NSW Disaster Plan)
  • Animal Management in Rural and Regional Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)
  • Animal Welfare Advisory Council (AWAC)
  • Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA)
  • Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS)
  • Australian Companion Animals Council (ACAC)
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service – Deer Program
  • School Animals Care Ethics Committee (SACEC)
  • University of Wollongong Animal Ethics Committee

Board of Directors of AWL NSW

  • David Hope, President
  • Glynis Boobyer, Vice President
  • Audrey McGeown, Vice President and AWL NSW Board representative
  • Steve Sampson, Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Narelle Cocks
  • Shawn Skyring
  • Annette Tomlinson
  • Aaron Heiler

Company Secretary – Maryse MacMurdo

Our Constitution

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Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned companion animal across New South Wales.

We believe that all companion animals in NSW deserve a safe and loving home. We strive to accomplish this through our work in rehoming, education and discount desexing programs.

Our inspectors are authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty and we make it easy for anyone to report animal cruelty.

As part of our ‘Getting to Zero’ philosophy we are committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

Learn More

We are a proud member of Animal Welfare League Australia, a charity that is funded by generous animal-lovers and kind volunteers that help keep our doors open. Even if the time isn’t right for you to adopt a pet, there are many ways you can get involved and make a genuine difference to animals in need, just select from the menu on your left to see how.

We have one shelter which is open 7 days a week. If you would like to adopt a pet from us, or if you live in a regional area, you can always contact your closest branch. Please note: not all branches offer rehoming services.

Donate Today

Animal Welfare League NSW cares for abandoned, surrendered and neglected animals.

Our operations include:

  • A animal welfare shelter in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption
  • Inspectors who respond to reports of animal cruelty or neglect
  • A full service veterinary hospital at our Kemps Creek Shelter
  • A discount desexing program through a network volunteer branches around NSW
  • A foster care network for those wishing to care for abandoned and surrendered pets until we can find them forever homes
  • An pet advice program to improve animal welfare in the community
  • A bequest program, including Legacy House for cats, for the cats whose owners have passed away.

Adopt An Animal Donate Today

Since Animal Welfare League NSW inception in 1958, we have remained a leader in progressive practices relating to animal welfare issues.

Animal Welfare League NSW is an active member or participant in the following committees, advisory boards and groups:

  • Getting To Zero
  • Agriculture & Animal Services Emergency Management Committee (NSW Disaster Plan)
  • Animal Management in Rural and Regional Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)
  • Animal Welfare Advisory Council (AWAC)
  • Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA)
  • Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS)
  • Australian Companion Animals Council (ACAC)
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service – Deer Program
  • School Animals Care Ethics Committee (SACEC)
  • University of Wollongong Animal Ethics Committee

Board of Directors of AWL NSW

  • David Hope, President
  • Glynis Boobyer, Vice President
  • Audrey McGeown, Vice President and AWL NSW Board representative
  • Steve Sampson, Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Narelle Cocks
  • Shawn Skyring
  • Annette Tomlinson
  • Aaron Heiler

Company Secretary – Maryse MacMurdo

Our Constitution

Animal Welfare League operates an animal welfare shelter and a veterinary hospital in NSW. Where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption.

Animal Welfare League NSW also has 16 branches located across the state, managed and operated by dedicated volunteers.

Animal Welfare League NSW relies on generous donations from the community.

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