Want to get in touch with Animal Welfare League NSW?

If you would like to learn more about Animal Welfare League NSW and our services, please find our contact information below.

General Enquiries

If you have any concerns or general enquiries, please get in touch with our team:

Report Cruelty

Animal Welfare League NSW is an approved charitable organisation which acts under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. This enables us to employ a team of Inspectors that respond to reports of cruelty or neglect of animals and any concerns received in relation to the general welfare of animals. If you have witnessed an act of cruelty being committed, are concerned for the welfare of an animal or feel that an animal is being neglected, you can report the matter to our team of Inspectors:

Please contact your local Police if there is an emergency.

Injured Animals

If you find an injured animal that needs care, please take them to your local veterinary clinic.

  • If the injury is not urgent, you can contact our Animal Ambulance Service by calling 02 8777 4444.
  • If you come across injured wildlife please call WIRES on 1300 094 737.
  • If you are near our Kemps Creek veterinary clinic, please call 02 8777 4450 to see if we can assist.

Contact our Shelter

The Animal Welfare League NSW Kemps Creek is located at 1605 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek NSW 2178 and is open daily (except on public holidays) between 10am-3:30pm. You can contact our shelter team for all adoption and surrender enquiries:

Frequently Asked Questions

Lost Pets

If you have found a pet that you believe to be a stray, you should check to see if it is wearing a collar and tag to try and contact the owner. If the pet does not have a tag, by law you must take the stray to your local council where the pet can be scanned for a microchip. The owner’s contact details will be obtained from the NSW Companion Animals Register and the owner contacted and reunited with their pet. Councils are obliged to take in pets that are seized by members of the public.

AWL NSW is not able to assist with stray or roaming pets unless they require medical care.

How do I obtain a desexing voucher?

AWL NSW has many volunteer branches across NSW, doing amazing work in their local communities. Some of these branches fundraise to be able to offer discount desexing vouchers to low-income earners or pension cardholders. To see if you are eligible to receive subsided desexing, please find the contact information of your local AWL NSW branch here.

If you are not eligible to receive a discount desexing voucher from AWL NSW, please visit www.ndn.org.au to find subsidised desexing offers in your area.

How do I become a volunteer?

Would you like to volunteer your time to help Animal Welfare League NSW? AWL NSW has various volunteer branches across the state, all dedicated to caring for animals in their local area. Many branches support their communities by providing discount desexing programs and fostering animals who are looking for a home. Branch volunteers help fundraise and promote the work of AWL NSW. To learn more about our volunteering opportunities please click here.

How do I become a foster carer?

Foster caring involves temporarily bringing an animal into your own home to prepare them for permanent adoption. For all animals in our foster care program, we provide food, litter, flea and parasite prevention and all vet bills are paid by us (with prior approval). Foster caring with AWL NSW is a truly rewarding experience and with so many kittens and dogs out there – becoming a foster carer really is one of the best things you can do to help. Foster carers are needed for dogs (particularly medium and large dogs), cats, puppies and kittens. To learn more, or to become a foster care please click here.

How can I support the work of AWL NSW?

AWL 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 rely heavily on the generous support of the community to continue our vital work. Donations over $2 are tax deductible can be made by calling 02 8777 44461 or by donating online here.

Can I donate goods to your shelter?

Our Kemps Creek shelter is always in need of towels, blankets and bedding to help care for our animals. Our shelter will also happily accept other pet items such as treats, toys, leads and more. We do not have a collection service, so items are required to be dropped off or mailed to 1605 Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek. If you are not near our shelter, please click here to view our volunteer branch locations.

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