Is AWS a No Kill Shelter?
For years, AWS has been working hard to increase its capacity to save animals. We have provided the necessary life saving veterinary care, increased the number of foster homes available for animals in need and updated important policies and practices in order to give every animal the chance for a live outcome from the shelter. Last year AWS’ live outcome rate was 97.47%.Read More
Strut Your Mutt 2015
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Foster Homes Needed
Fostering pets that are not ready for adoption is great way to make a difference. Our foster program allows us to care for many more animals than we could if they had to stay at the shelter. Many animals require more involved or long-term care. These cases are placed into foster care in volunteer and staff homes and return to the shelter when they are ready for adoption.
All you need is a safe place in your home — away from family pets — and lots of love. AWS provides everything else, including beds, toys, food, litter and medical care; you name it! If you are interested in getting involved with our foster program, please fill out a foster application and submit to our Foster Coordinators.
Cat/kitten foster: We have many dedicated volunteers who take kittens, pregnant moms, and moms with newborn kittens into their homes to give them a good start in life. Last year, AWS cared for more than 1,800 cats and kittens.
Medical foster: At AWS, we go above and beyond for the animals in our care. We spend thousands of dollars every year on tests, surgeries, and follow-up treatments. While recuperating, these animals are susceptible to illnesses and stresses in the shelter environment. They heal faster and become stronger much more rapidly while in a foster care environment. We rely on caring volunteer and staff homes to give these animals the best chance possible.
PAWS foster: Our PAWS (Pets and Women to Safety) program is a confidential program that provides foster care to animals in need of a temporary home due to a domestic violence situation. Foster homes are kept confidential and require a minimum time commitment. Foster homes can specify what type of animal they would prefer to foster.