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About Animal Welfare League NSW

Who We Are

Animal Welfare League NSW™ is a registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals across NSW.

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. We are one of the only two regulating bodies authorised to exercise powers under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Our Inspectors are authorised to seize and prosecute cases of animal cruelty and neglect, and our team is on the road every day protecting animals, educating owners, providing emergency rescue, and investigating allegations of animal cruelty.

As part of our ‘Getting to Zero’ philosophy we are committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs. Animal Welfare League NSW relies on the generous support of the community.

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What We Do

Animal Welfare League NSW operates animal welfare shelters and a veterinary hospital in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption. Animal Welfare League NSW also has various branches located across the state, managed and operated by dedicated and passionate volunteers.

Our operations include:

  • Animal welfare shelters in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption.
  • Inspectors who respond to reports of animal cruelty or neglect across NSW.
  • A full-service veterinary hospital that helps care for our inspectorate and shelter animals.
  • A foster care network for those wishing to care for abandoned and surrendered pets until we can find them forever homes.
  • A bequest and legacy program, to provide ongoing care for the animals of people who have passed away.
  • A discount desexing program through a network of volunteer branches around NSW.
  • The largest mobile vet service in Australia which enables Animal Welfare League NSW to provide discounted vaccination and desexing services to pets in disadvantaged communities and provide aid to drought-affected regions.
  • An Animal Ambulance service that rescues sick and injured animals and helps to transport them to receive urgent medical treatment.
  • A rapid-response team that is ready to be deployed to provide veterinary care and aid during natural disasters and other emergencies

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About Animal Welfare League NSW

Who We Are

Animal Welfare League NSW™ is a registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals across NSW.

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. We are one of the only two regulating bodies authorised to exercise powers under the NSW Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Our Inspectors are authorised to seize and prosecute cases of animal cruelty and neglect, and our team is on the road every day protecting animals, educating owners, providing emergency rescue, and investigating allegations of animal cruelty.

As part of our ‘Getting to Zero’ philosophy we are committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs. Animal Welfare League NSW relies on the generous support of the community.

Learn More

What We Do

Animal Welfare League NSW operates animal welfare shelters and a veterinary hospital in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption. Animal Welfare League NSW also has various branches located across the state, managed and operated by dedicated and passionate volunteers.

Our operations include:

  • Animal welfare shelters in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption.
  • Inspectors who respond to reports of animal cruelty or neglect across NSW.
  • A full-service veterinary hospital that helps care for our inspectorate and shelter animals.
  • A foster care network for those wishing to care for abandoned and surrendered pets until we can find them forever homes.
  • A bequest and legacy program, to provide ongoing care for the animals of people who have passed away.
  • A discount desexing program through a network of volunteer branches around NSW.
  • The largest mobile vet service in Australia which enables Animal Welfare League NSW to provide discounted vaccination and desexing services to pets in disadvantaged communities and provide aid to drought-affected regions.
  • An Animal Ambulance service that rescues sick and injured animals and helps to transport them to receive urgent medical treatment.
  • A rapid-response team that is ready to be deployed to provide veterinary care and aid during natural disasters and other emergencies

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

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