The AWLA Team

AWL South Australia
By Your Side

Animal Welfare League of SA (AWLSA) is a leading animal welfare and care provider recognised for the provision and development of services for animals in need.

Established in 1964, AWLSA operates the state’s largest animal shelter and leads the industry in re-homing lost, surrendered and abandoned animals – around 20,000 per annum.

AWLSA is proud of its contribution, together with other industry stakeholders, in providing high-quality animal care facilities and related services to South Australia’s animals, their owners and the broader community, including pet boarding, pet cremations, dog grooming and dog training.

AWLSA has a dedicated base of more than 3500 members. Its elected board governs the activities of the organisation, including long-term strategic direction and governance responsibilities.

The Management Team, under the guidance of Chief Executive Officer Richard Mussell, is responsible for managing the operations of the business.

Visit our website for more details:

Visit Us At:

1-19 Cormack Road

Opening Hours

Pet Adoptions

Wingfield Gate A (dog and cat adoptions)
10.00am – 3.00pm | 7 days per week

Edinburgh North (cat adoptions only)
10.00am – 3.00pm | 7 days per week

Shelter and Lost Pets

Wingfield Gate A
10.00am – 4.00pm | Monday – Friday
10.00am – 3.30pm | Saturday & Sunday

Edinburgh North
10.00am – 3.00pm | 7 days per week

Phone enquiries

Pet Adoptions and Lost Pets at Wingfield
(08) 8348 1300
10.00am – 3.00pm | 7 days

Edinburgh North Direct Line
Phone: (08) 8256 0000