"Make a friend....adopt a shelter pet"

About Avoyelles Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AAWS)

Avoyelles Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (AAWS) is a 501(c) non-profit organization incorporated in February 2007.

The goal and mission of AAWS is to provide medical care, food and shelter to abandoned, abused and homeless animals in the parish of Avoyelles, with the hopes of adopting them back into society. AAWS is privately owned and operated by it's members and volunteers. 

Avoyelles Animal Welfare Society, Inc. is the first privately owned no-kill shelter in the parish of Avoyelles. It's doors opened on September 22, 2012. At present time, the shelter can house fifteen cats and up to thirty dogs. Although the facility is small now, AAWS looks forward to expanding the facility with the help of it's dedicated members and volunteers, generous benefactors, and the determination to make this journey a success. AAWS is located at 1170 Prison Road, Cottonport, LA. Hours of operation are 8:30 am - 12:00 pm every day, including Sunday.

Please remember it is a crime to abandon an animal in the state of Louisiana. La.R.S. 14:102(A) (d)

AAWS Officers 2021

President - Chris Burke

Vice President - TBD

Secretary - Sandra Tassin

Treasurer - Phyllis Lemoine

Board Member - Darlene Gormsen

Board Member - Patricia Bordelon

Board Member - Misty Blanchard

Board Member - TBD

Why oh why can't I get a home.  Please come see me.