Help shelter pets

I am very proud to be an Ambassador of the Animal Welfare League NSW. I have worked with them for many years, have been a board member and now help promote their wonderful work. Most of my own pets are rescue animals (barring Leo, my Maine Coon cat) and they have brought me nothing but joy. Now it’s time to ask others to also consider a rescue animal when you are choosing a pet…

AWL are currently almost at capacity. With so many dogs, cats, kittens and puppies looking for homes, they are almost full 🙁

Please read the following message from the AWL…

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Animal Shelter calls for urgent community help

An influx of cats and dogs in the last few weeks has placed Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL) close to capacity and they are desperately seeking to hear from people interested in giving a surrendered pet a forever home.

AWL does not want prospective owners to make any snap decisions, as a pet is for life. However, they are appealing to those individuals or families that have given adoption considerable thought and feel they have the time and commitment to bring a new pet into their home.

As of yesterday, the AWL Ingleside Shelter on the Northern Beaches and the new Shelter south-west of Sydney in Kemps Creek had over 140 cats & kittens and over 180 dogs & puppies in care.

AWL CEO, Maryann Dalton said, ‘Without question AWL has quietly been taking in surrendered, abandoned and neglected animals for over 50 years and finding them homes; however we are now stretched to capacity and may have to start turning animals away. We are appealing to the community to consider adopting a pet from one of our shelters to help us, help them.’

‘Studies show that animals are good for our well-being, so we encourage people to come to Animal Welfare League and adopt knowing that it’s a decision that will certainly enrich your life as well as the animals.’, she added.

Cats and dogs are surrendered to AWL for a variety of reasons, including: unwanted pregnancies; unavailability of pet friendly rental accommodation; family members who develop allergies; and sadly owners who lack the funds to care for them especially in the current economic climate.

AWL temperament tests all animals in their care so they can be carefully matched with the most suitable owner and to ensure owners are not inheriting problem pets. All cats and dogs available for adoption are vet checked, desexed, Microchipped (including lifetime registration), vaccinated, wormed and are on flea prevention.

For more information on the cats, kittens, dogs or puppies available for adoption visit the AWL adoption gallery at www.awlnsw.com.au or call 8899 3333.  AWL Shelters are open 7 days a week between 10.00am and 3.30pm, except Christmas Day.

Shelters are located at:

Ingleside Shelter                                                             Kemps Creek Shelter

11 Cicada Glen Road, Ingleside                                        1605 Elizabeth Dr, Kemps Creek

 

ADOPTION GALLERY

Gucci

Little Gucci is a friendly happy 4 year of female Fox Terrier, who just loves to play ball.

She is active and playful, but can be a little excitable sometimes. She would suit a mature person with an active lifestyle but is not suitable to a household with cats or children.

If you would like to meet Gucci, please call our Kemps Creek Shelter on 02 8899 3333.

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Sooty

 

Sooty is a 5 year old female Russian Blue who is extremely easy going.

She loves being picked up and held close and adores lots of love and affection. Sooty would suit most household environments.

If you would like to meet Sooty, please call our Ingleside shelter on 02 8899 3333.

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About Animal Welfare League (AWL)

The AWL is a registered charity and for over 50 years has been caring for surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals, as well as investigating allegations of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

The AWL aims to match all adoptable animals to suit the lifestyle of potential owners, ensuring a long and happy relationship for all. All animals available for adoption are temperament assessed, vet checked, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and on flea prevention.

AWL has two shelters, a vet clinic and 14 branches of volunteers across NSW.

AWL is proudly supported by Nestle Purina PetCare.

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Perhaps you cannot get to AWL NSW but you may be able to get to AWL in another State or visit a rescue shelter near you. Those of you who have rescued an animal, good on you. Why not tell us about them?

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Thanks for reading my blog. I look forward to reading your comments, Jo