About Animal Welfare League NSW

Who They Are

Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years. They provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned companion animals across New South Wales.

They believe that all companion animals in NSW deserve a safe and loving home. They strive to accomplish this through their work in rehoming, education and discount desexing programs.

Their inspectors are authorised to investigate allegations of animal cruelty and they make it easy for anyone to report animal cruelty.

As part of their’ Getting to Zero’ philosophy they are committed to achieving zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

What They Do

Even if the time isn’t right for you to adopt a pet, there are many ways you can get involved and make a genuine difference to animals in need, just select from website menu to see how. We have one shelter which is open 7 days a week located at 1605 Elizabeth Dr, Kemps Creek NSW 2178. If you would like to adopt a pet from us, you can always contact on (02) 8899 3333

Their operations include:

  • An animal welfare shelter in NSW where surrendered animals are cared for prior to adoption
  • Inspectors who respond to reports of animal cruelty or neglect
  • A discount desexing program through a network volunteer branches around NSW
  • A foster care network for those wishing to care for abandoned and surrendered pets until they can find them forever homes
  • A bequest program, including Legacy House for cats, for the cats whose owners have passed away.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; New South Wales (RSPCA NSW) is a not-for-profit organisation in Australia that cares for, treats, protects and rehomes animals across the state. As a charity, they strive to maintain an open-door policy, so no abandoned, neglected, injured or surrendered animal is turned away or forgotten. With an ultimate goal of improving animal welfare education and keeping people and animals together, RSPCA NSW acknowledges the crucial role of humans in keeping their animals safe.

They run nine shelters and four veterinary hospitals dedicated to treating, rehabilitating and rehoming animals. In addition to this, there are 26 volunteer branches that run fundraising events and assist with local microchipping and desexing drives in lower income communities. Along with cats and dogs, RSPCA NSW helps a wide range of other animals, from horses to rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, goats and sheep.

They not only serve animals in need, but also owners who require guidance and support. Their programs tackle animal education and assistance in relation to domestic violence, aged care, homelessness, mental health, and more.

Their Inspectorate is the largest animal enforcement unit in the state, with over 30 inspectors dedicated to investigating instances of alleged animal cruelty and a call centre equipped to handle reports.

Animals deserve our protection and respect – they make our lives full and remind us what it means to live humanely.

What They Do

Discover RSPCA NSW adoptions, community programs, education, training and veterinary services, plus learn about animal care, safety and welfare.

  • Adoptions
  • Veterinary Services
  • Rescue and Rehabilitate
  • Lost and Found
  • Care for Animals
  • Education Training
  • Animal Welfare
  • Working in Communities
  • RSPCA Pet Insurance
  • Home Ever After
  • Surrender
  • Disaster and Alerts
  • Bushfire Response

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