About AWLFC

Our Mission:

Lifesaving Grant The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County (AWLFC) is an all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. We promote the humane treatment of all animals through education, advocacy, and collaboration with other humane organizations.

Our Vision:

We envision a future with no more homeless pets in Frederick County, MD.

Our No-Kill Philosophy:

Our philosophy is that every animal deserves a loving home, and that euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations.

A Non-Profit No-Kill Animal Rescue

No-Kill Animal Shelter in Frederick MD The AWLFC was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2001. What began as a grassroots group of concerned animal lovers has grown into the county's largest all-volunteer, no-kill animal rescue and welfare organization. In October 2009, the AWLFC opened our first adoption center and office at 1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A, in Frederick, MD. This office serves as the headquarters for all AWLFC activities, including cat and dog adoptions, our monthly spay/neuter clinic, education and training sessions, and fund-raising events.

Our Core Programs to Reduce Homelessness and Euthanasia Rates

Founded on the philosophy that every animal deserves a loving home, and that euthanasia is neither an acceptable nor humane form of managing animal populations, the AWLFC has four core programs designed to reduce pet homelessness and euthanasia rates in the region: