Shelter Spotlight: The Arizona Animal Welfare League

This month, we’re proud to highlight the work of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Arizona.

In 2020, the organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary and over 100,000 homeless animals’ lives saved from across the country.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League was founded in 1971. AAWL rehomes and rehabilitates rescue animals across the state of Arizona that have been abandoned or surrendered.  When AAWL was first founded, it was a foster-based organization and had a small house with a family who lived on site to care for the animals, and only a handful of kennels. Since then, AAWL has grown to a campus of more than 10 buildings and over 200 animal kennels.

We’re proud to support shelters like AAWL who are doing so much good in their local communities. Besides adoptions, AAWL offers a variety of services with their animal foster programs, Rural Rescue outreach, youth education, and low-cost clinic. In 2012, AAWL introduced its rescue partner program to include partners across Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Colorado, then its “Rural Rescue” partner program in 2016 to expand their impact in Rural communities all across the southwest.

Local shelters we support at Help Pet Shelters would not be able to make these amazing things happen without the support of animal lovers like you!  And when you make a contribution to Help Pet Shelters, 95% of your dollar goes straight to local shelters to make even more of a difference. The other 5% will help us continue to reach animal lovers like you across the country and encourage them to support their local shelter!

Please make a contribution to Help Pet Shelters today so we can continue to support the Arizona Animal Welfare League and all the other shelters across the country that are saving lives.