About Us

Established in 1965, Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck, Inc (AWL) is a non-profit organization serving Lancaster, Northumberland, Westmoreland, and Richmond Counties in Virginia. We are not affiliated with any shelters and do not receive funding from any county or state governments. We are an all-volunteer organization and rely on donations, grants, and fundraising activities along with sales from our Thrift Shop in Kilmarnock, VA.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck is to prevent animal cruelty and promote the humane treatment of animals through education, veterinary care, and adoption.

Our Vision

AWL’s vision is for the Northern Neck to be known as a humane community where animals are respected and treated with compassion.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Sara Ford – President
Jeanne Schiavo – Vice President
Marianne Disney -Treasurer
Barb Hope – Secretary
Kathie Bryant
Sue Ann Dale
Barb Deitz
Joanie Meeks
Susan Timpano

Sara Ford, Susan Timpano, Barb Hope, Marianne Disney, Barb Dietz, Sue Ann Dale, Jeanne Schiavo, Kathie Bryant, Joanie Meeks

Your Donations at Work

Through the generous donations we receive, along with sales from our Thrift Shop, AWL funds veterinary services (including medical expenses, vaccinations, emergency and foster care, and spay/neuter) to local animals in need and donates much needed dog and cat food to local area food banks. Click on the graphics below to view some monthly statistics of how your donations are funding our work to positively impact and care for the local animals in our community.