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Animal Welfare League

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10305 Southwest Hwy, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

(708) 636-8586

Today: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Established in 1935, Animal Welfare League offers shelter and care for animals. The organization also offers clinic services to pet owners and distributes pet food. It also offers pet adoption services and has pet shelters throughout the United States. It provides medical care to injured and neglected animals. It also offers a wide range of dog-grooming services that include nail trimming, tooth brushing, ear cleaning and hair brushing. Animal Welfare League offers educational programs in pet care in schools. Its clinic offers vaccinations, neuter surgeries, X-rays, micro chipping and dental cleaning services for pets. The organization is located in Chicago Ridge, Ill.

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Phone: (708) 636-9488

Fax Number: (708) 636-9488

Fax: (708) 636-9488

TollFree: (800) 535-7867

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Animal Shelters, Charities, Pet Stores, Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals, Humane Societies, Pet Grooming, Pet Sitting & Exercising Services, Animal Shows & Organizations
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Specialties: Felines, Bunnies, Avian, Pocket Pets, Puppies, Doggies, Kittens, Puppy Sales, Dog Sales, Canines


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Rayford W.



Horrible place. Definitely doggy jail. Charge outrageous "impound fee". Don't even clean the dogs on arrival. Very unsanitary. All employees busy chit chatting instead of working. Animal lovers my ass. Definitely need an audit of some sort. Maybe a news team should pay the place a visit.

Carol P.



Last week I adopted scruffy from your facilities I am very happy with him he is well behaved and he is a very good lap baby he just loves to be cuddled .

Nemuhan B.



After reading several reviews, I have to agree with the others that it takes a long time in the waiting area. I'm very unhappy that my dog died and they never called me that night to tell me. I had to call to see how he was doing after his surgery, which never took place because he was dead. One of the doctors said something about no doctor was there during the night time. They are cheaper then the other facilities, but a what expense. YOUR DEAD ANIMAL!!! They have too much going own and can't really focus on your pet because they have so many other animals coming in for treatment..

Aiwei T.



This is a terrible place. My missing cat was brought to this place last Sunday. I went there on the same day after knowing this information. Their system showed my cat was in cage 44, but my cat was not there. Afterwards, they spoke with their supervisor, and then gave me another explanation: they hold each stray cat for 4 days (my cat was sent in on Sunday and I went on Thursday, exact four days) and then send my cat to some rescue teams or other shelters, and cannot disclose any information to me (even if my cat was there a few hours ago). After my repeated request, they gave a list of ~30 shelters, and said they could send the cat to one of them and I have to call each one of them. In addition, they are likely to send the cat to a rescue team, whose information cannot be disclosed to me. I have never had this ridiculous experience. Also, their condition is disgusting. Pees and poops everywhere inside. The people there seems don't know what to do. Please stay away from this place if you love animals

Carol P.



My two precious kitties were taken from me by the village because there was an electrical fire at my house and given to AWL. I had two weeks, I was told, to redeem them, but they were adopted out before the two weeks was up, I did call on June 9th and was told that they were being treated for some sort of respiratory infection; I called on June 10th and was advised by a staffer that they were already gone. I could get no further information. Now I am brokenhearted but no one there seems to care.




STAY AWAY from this place!! Dont listen to any of the other reviews. They treat animals very bad. Yell at them when you are not watching, pick up dogs by the collar, dont clean up the cages that well, and just a very poor place to take your animal. The doctors or Vets are nice and do a good job, but all the other people are really really bad. The vet techs do not care about animals, they choke them and yell at them when you are not looking...STAY AWAY Not to mention it takes forever to be seen, and have to wait hr's after that to get meds and pay your bill. Very unorganized. And you dont save that much money, if you can afford the extra 10-20 bucks go somewhere else!

Jenny Pruim


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AWL is overwhelmed and need money, effective volunteers and donations. The reason some shelters are overwhelmed is because they are trying to help every animal in need that they come across. Other shelters are more ""picky"" about what animals they will accomodate and therefore seem more orderly. The fact is, the people at AWL are animal lovers and dealing around the clock with the consequences of ignorant animal neglecters and abusers. We have 2 precious, perfect, healthy, beautiful cats from AWL that are the center of our lives. We also had one horrible experience, adopting a kitten from AWL that had been scheduled to have all her vaccinations but never received her vaccinations and died a week after we got her, devasting us to the core. DO ADOPT FROM AWL. The animals need homes and AWL needs your support. Before adopting make sure the animal's papers are in order and make sense to you. Have a vet appointment made at the get-go, and after the vet at AWL is finished take your new pet to your own vet as quickly as you can, ideally straight from there. I am an occassional volunteer at AWL and if anyone wants any help in adopting or advice, I am happy to try to help. Email me at cloudninesterling@hotm....

Jenny Pruim
Morgan Park, Chicago




Got my Puggle there

i adopted my puggle, Bugsy here and they really stood behind him. he had cherry eye and they did his surgery at no cost to me. I payed only $50.00 for him which encluded all his shots. he has turned out to be the sweestest dog ever and my grandson's best friend. They have ALOT of animals that need homes and really do a very good job considering how many animals they have.



Horrible experience

This is the worst animal shelter you can go to. My dog was hit by a car and it took me two weeks of going to the shelter every other day and leaving flyers to find out he died on the spot. He had his collar on him and noone even bothered to notify me about his death. I spent two weeks searching for him, until finally I went back into the shelter and this assistant had the nerve to tell me that they had called me (but did not leave any message) but noone answered. Please keep away from this shelter, i just feel sorry for all the animals that are being brought there, its filthy and horrible. I don't know who is handling their donations but there not being used for the animals wellbeing. Thank you......

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