Wingfield dog and cat Shelter
The Animal Welfare League of South Australia (AWL) operates a pet and animal shelter for lost and abandoned animals, located at Wingfield. We provide care to the many lonely and unloved companion animals in South Australia.
Opened in 1976 by former Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan, our Wingfield animal shelter comprises 19 rows of kennels which can accommodate more than 300 animals at any time, making it the largest animal shelter in South Australia.
The Wingfield complex was designed to provide the best of support to the many needy animals in South Australia and to help the community to understand its obligations in relation to responsible pet ownership.
Both of our animal and pet shelters also contain specialised nursery rooms, which care for very young kittens and puppies, until they are old enough to go to their new homes. These nurseries are invaluable each kitten season when the AWL is overwhelmed with stray kittens.
The Staff and Volunteers at the AWL work tirelessly each day to return many mistreated animals back to good health, so that they can have a second chance at finding love.
Our shelters housed and cared for close to 20,000 animals. Unfortunately, this is a number that continues to grow, and the AWL will continue on its journey to a world full of responsible pet owners.
Our animal shelters are located at 1-19 Cormack Rd, Wingfield and 4 Hewittson Rd, Edinburgh North.
Contact the Wingfield shelter on (08) 8348 1300.
Dog and cat Adoptions are from our Wingfield site only, 7 days per week 10am - 3pm
Please visit the AWL Pet Shop for all Pet Products
1-19 Cormack Road, WINGFIELD Open 7 days from 10:0am - 4:00pm
Profits from the sale of Pet Shop items support the animals in our care. Your support Helps us... help them.
Our Edinburgh North shelter, was opened in 2005 and was developed in partnership with the City of Playford to provide support for the welfare and care of lost and stray animals in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and adjacent rural areas.
The Edinburgh North shelter is a holding facility for the City of Playford. Residents of the Playford Council can reclaim their pet from the Edinburgh North facility after contacting the City of Playford.