Our Mission

Improve the lives of animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection.

Our Vision

A humane community in which animals and people live together harmoniously.

Our Values

Lead Courageously

We strive to be leaders in our field and community knowing that a leader pursues excellence, fosters innovation, and rises to the hardest challenges.

Do Good

Encourage an environment of compassion, respect, kindness, and inclusivity among staff, volunteers, clients, and the community that we serve. Suspend judgment while acknowledging and appreciating the individuality of each person and animal.

Be Honest

Recognize the critical role we serve in the community and maintain the public’s trust through open accessibility and transparency.

Embrace Change

Remain open-minded and adaptable to the changing landscape. We learn from our failures and work every day to improve ourselves and the organization.

Work Together

Support each other by creating a positive, mission-driven, and team-centered culture. Above all, have fun and laugh.

DEI Statement

In support of AWLA’s mission and vision, we are committed to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion to foster a caring and welcoming environment for all members of our staff and community. To achieve this, we:

  • Encourage an inviting, trusting, and vibrant work culture that integrates varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
  • Create opportunities for everyone to participate in and benefit from programs, services, and activities that are responsive to our community’s needs.
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect and create a sense of belonging across the organization, including our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and community.

Our Guiding Principles

Position Statements

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