“To promote the welfare of stray, lost and abandoned animals in Warren County from rescue to adoption.”
Alice Drew, co-founder of the Animal Welfare Association of Warren County, passed away at home March 24,2014 . Read about her impact here.
The Animal Welfare Association of Warren County (A.W.A) was founded in 1989, to address the lack of county funded animal control. We are an all volunteer, 501 c (3) not for profit organization, licensed by the state of Missouri. Since Warren County is still a mostly rural area, it has become a dumping ground for unwanted pets from nearby urban counties. Our main goal is to find good homes and forever families for these “disposable” pets.
Since we began, our volunteers have rescued over 8,000 stray, abandoned or abused animals throughout the unincorporated area of Warren County. We have also, on occasion, accepted owner turn-in pets. We also work in cooperation with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in rescuing, investigating, and prosecuting animal neglect and abuse cases.
All of our funds, and most of our pet food and supplies, come from donations. No AWA member earns a salary, and all donations go to the care and welfare of our foster pets. We are always in need of donations of dog and cat foods, dog and cat treats, chew toys, washable pet toys, leashes, crates, pens, bedding, old rugs, carpet samples, blankets, water bowls, and cleaning supplies.
If you would like to help us save even more pets by donating to the Animal Welfare Association of Warren County, please make your check payable to “Animal Welfare Association”, and mail to Animal Welfare Association, PO Box 122, Warrenton, MO 63383; or you may make a donation through Pay Pal. You may also contact us at 636-297-0486 for additional information about our organization. Since we are a certified charity, your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All denominations donated are much needed and greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We maintain an adoption phone line at 636-297-0486 to assist anyone in need, answer pet questions, make referrals to other sources of aid or to other rescue groups, assist owners in finding lost pets, and help potential adopters find the perfect pet for themselves or for their family.
A Dog Sits Waiting…
A dog sits waiting in the cold Autumn sun
Too faithful to leave, too frightened to run
He’s been here for days now with nothing to do
But sit by the road waiting for YOU
He can’t understand why you left him that day
He thought you and he were stopping to play
He’s sure you’ll come back, and that’s why he stays
How long will he suffer? How many more days?
His legs have grown weak, his throat’s parched and dry
He’s sick now from hunger and falls with a sigh
He lays down his head and closes his eyes
I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies