Four Decades of People Helping Animals
Nearly 40 years ago, Shirley Silver and a handful of committed volunteers formed the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Since then, thousands of animal lives have been saved and thousands of human lives enriched by the daily work that is done at our Shelter.
Last year, the AWL's staff logged 7,902 miles traveling across the 625-square-mile service area assisting animals in need and responding to reports of emergency, abuse or neglect. In 2008, 1,399 animals passed through the Shelter. This number includes wild and exotic animals and pets that were routed to other rescue groups or temporarily housed.
- 66 Lost pets were reunited with their families
- 637 Animals placed in forever homes
- 380 Emergency calls were answered
- 6,477 Volunteer hours were donated.
- 576 Cruelty and neglect calls were answered
Our Shelter has operated since 1984. Over the years the need for our services has continued to grow, but the space that we have to support our mission has not. More than 100 animals are usually crowded into the Shelter. Animals recuperating from surgery share space with medical equipment. Puppies play under staff desks, and nursing mothers are housed in outdoor kennels. Worse, animals are turned away because the Shelter is usually full. This is why we need your help with our new shelter. To find out more about it, click here.