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ABOUT

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF FREDERICK COUNTY

The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County is an all-volunteer animal rescue and welfare organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals in our community. We are committed to providing a safe haven for animals in need, promoting responsible pet ownership, and advocating for animal welfare. Our team works tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals, giving them a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life.

MISSION & HISTORY.

The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. We promote the humane treatment of all animals through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other humane organizations.

At the Animal Welfare League of Frederick County, our mission is to rescue, protect, and improve the lives of animals. Our history is rooted in a deep passion for animal welfare, and we have been serving the community for many years. We believe in the power of compassion and strive to make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to provide care, support, and love to every animal that comes through our doors.

AWLFC was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on July 30, 2001. It was founded on the belief that every animal deserves a loving home and euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations. The organization, which was started by a small group of concerned animal lovers, has now grown into the county’s largest all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. In 2009, AWLFC opened an adoption center and office. This location serves as the headquarters for all of the organization’s activities including: cat adoptions; senior dog adoptions; education and training sessions; and fundraising events.

A Non-Profit No-Kill Animal Rescue

 

The AWLFC was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2001. What began as a grassroots group of concerned animal lovers has grown into the county’s largest all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. In October 2009, the AWLFC opened our first adoption center and office at 1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A, in Frederick, MD. This office serves as the headquarters for AWLFC activities, including cat and dog adoptions, education and training sessions, and fund-raising events.

OUR NO-KILL PHILOSOPHY.

Our philosophy is that every animal deserves a loving home, and that euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations.

Our Core Programs to Reduce Homelessness and Euthanasia Rates

 

Founded on the philosophy that every animal deserves a loving home, and that euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations, the AWLFC has four core programs designed to reduce pet homelessness and euthanasia rates in the region.

 

  • In collaboration with local shelters, other rescue organizations, and concerned citizens, the AWLFC provides foster care for cats and dogs and then places them in a permanent home via our adoption process.

  • AWLFC provides financial assistance to pet owners who need help getting needed veterinary treatment for their cat or dog. If you need assistance, email info@awlfc.org

  • Working with property owners and concerned citizens, the AWLFC coordinates a Trap/Neuter/Release (TNR) program in Frederick County, Fixing Frederick’s Felines (FFF). TNR involves the humane trapping of feral and free-roaming cats, sterilization, and vaccination, followed by release back to a committed care-giver who provides food, shelter, and necessary medical care. TNR is the only humane way to manage feral and free-roaming cat populations.

  • The Friends Helping Felines (FHF) Program* was created to help give people the means to spay and neuter homeless cats and kittens and place them in forever homes at those times when the Animal Welfare League’s foster program is filled to capacity. FHF participants will have access to reduced rates for routine veterinary care, including spay or neuter and rabies vaccination. And, AWLFC helps people get the cats adopted into forever homes.

* Please note: Some of these programs are currently suspended due to lack of funds and/or volunteers. Please email info@awlfc.org if you are in need of help with strays and ferals.

SPONSORS.

The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County is proud to collaborate with a network of partners who share our commitment to animal welfare. Together, we work towards the common goal of creating a better world for animals. Our partners include local shelters, veterinary clinics, rescue organizations, and compassionate individuals who contribute to our mission. Through these valuable partnerships, we are able to extend our reach and make a greater impact in the community.

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Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
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