About Us

Our Mission

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County (AWL) is committed to the welfare and humane treatment of all animals—domestic and wild—and to reducing the number of adoptable animals that are euthanized.

About Us - CatWe exist for many reasons:
To relieve the suffering of animals
• To promote humane education
• To provide shelter and care
• To seek suitable homes for animals without owners
• To investigate cruelty and neglect situations
• To provide aid to sick and injured animals
• To promote neutering
• To provide rescue services
• To promote programs and services that build the bond between animals & people
• To advocate on behalf of animal rights
• To speak for those that cannot speak for themselves

Our Purpose
Our purpose is the prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, the extension of humane education, the promotion of neutering and to provide shelter and care for all animals.

Our Policy
It is our policy to provide and promote humane care and treatment of all animals that need protection, to investigate cruelty and neglect, to prevent the birth of unwanted litters through 'neutering' and education and to provide rescue services for animals that are hit-by-car, sick or injured. We shall provide programs and services that enhance the bond between animals and people.

We shall be advocates for all animals, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Our Goal
To provide a sustainable animal care and education center that for the first time in Trumbull County history, there will be a shelter that will meet the needs of our community. This new facility will be unlike any other in the nation that will serve not only as a safe haven for animals but will provide a number of opportunities for our young people to receive hands on training for new careers from high school to the college level.

Combining the County dog kennel and the Animal Welfare Shelter provides an opportunity to consolidate our resources into one center that will be on the cutting edge of animal care and education and will be more cost-effective and efficient. The new partnership will be a better use of scarce community resources and a more humane alternative to the existing county facility.

How We Are Funded
We are a 501 (C) 3 charity as determined by the IRS. We receive no public funding but, rather, exist solely as the result of the generosity of our members, contributors and our many volunteers who organize and help at our fund-raisers. We are not affiliated with any national organization, so we do not receive any funds from organizations such as The Humane Society, ASPCA, etc.

Tax-deductible monetary contributions are always appreciated, as are supplies that are routinely used at the shelter for the care of the thousands of stray, abandoned and abused animals who come through our doors each year. (See our “Donations and Wish List” for a complete listing of needed supplies.)

Thank you for your continued support. Without you, we could not continue to exist.

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