The Animal Welfare League was founded over 80 years ago. In 1935, a vision became reality when a group of compassionate humanitarians came together to relieve suffering among animals.
Seventy-five years later the AWL has grown to become the largest humane facility in the Chicagoland area, serving over 22,000 animals annually from more than 64 communities. Its multi-faceted mission: to prevent cruelty to animals, provide quality homes through its adoption program, promote respect and compassion for all creatures through education, provide shelter and care for homeless and unwanted animals, reduce pet overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter clinics, provide veterinary care for low-income pet owners and relieve the suffering of all animals - is carried out by a dedicated staff and volunteers.
Today, the Animal Welfare league operates two shelters in the Chicagoland area. Our founding shelter is located on Wabash Avenue in Chicago serving the impoverished area. Our main office, located in Chicago Ridge, is a full-service shelter open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AWL operates a full service clinic that is open to the public Monday through Saturday. The Animal Welfare League prides itself on the fact that every animal that makes its way to our door is accepted: no animal is ever turned away.
Please visit www.animalwelfareleague.com/adoptions/ for Animal Welfare League's adoption steps.
Adoption Prices are as follows:
Puppies and Dogs $159.00
Kittens and Cats $82.00
Bunnies and Rabbits $33.00
Birds and Small Animals: prices vary
All adoptions include: spay/neuter, 1 yr. rabies vaccine, 1 yr. booster/s vaccine, Avid microchip, 10-day health guarantee and collar/leash or carrier box