Animal Welfare League NSW

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Mission / Objective

Animal Welfare League NSW has been caring for surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals for over 50 years. AWL is authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.


AWL operates two animal welfare shelters - Ingleside on the northern beaches and Kemps Creek south-west of Sydney. Both shelters care for surrendered animals until they find new homes. All adoptable pets are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated.

All dogs are also on heartworm prevention. AWL shelters also offer pet boarding, with all fees being invested back in to the shelter to assist us with our welfare work.

The AWL Kemps Creek shelter is also home to the AWL veterinary clinic, which is a full service clinic open to the public 7 days per week.

Projects in Progress

AWL continues to support families and pets in need post the floods in far north NSW and QLD.


Maryann Dalton,

Board Members

  • Alan Hunt - President
  • Philip Palangas
  • Jane Thomas
  • Alan Colling
  • Colleen Ringe
  • Rosalind Van Dam
  • Helen Powderly
  • Paul Silato
  • Margaret McMellon

Number of Employees


Number of Volunteers



88 000 533 086

Year Established


Tax Deductible


Wills and Bequests

Animal Welfare League NSW is financially dependent on donations and bequests to continue our vital work. A bequest to Animal Welfare League NSW will ensure that the protection, care and rights of unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals continues well into the future. It will also ensure that animal welfare issues of the future are identified, researched and promoted throughout the community.

For correct wording or a confidential discussion about leaving a bequest to AWL lease contact our Legacy Officer on 8899 3333

General Donations

Donations to Animal Welfare League NSW are tax-deductible and help us continue our vital work. We rely on the generosity of the community to help the many animals of all shapes and sizes who come into our care every year. You can donate to Animal Welfare League NSW in various ways:

Online - 

Phone - 02 8899 3333

Mail - PO Box 137 North Ryde NSW 1670


Animal Welfare League NSW values the effort and dedication of our volunteers. There are many ways people can help such as:

  • shelter volunteer
  • fundraising
  • event volunteer
  • vet clinic volunteer
  • branch volunteer

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