About our redevelopment

ARTIST IMPRESSION OF NEW AWL FOYER

AWL... Building the Future of Animal Care

The AWL is investing in an exciting future with a supporter funded, Australian-first, purpose-built Animal Care Centre that will provide the highest levels of care, education and human/animal interaction with companion animals. The current Wingfield shelter and vet clinic are sub-standard and not-fit-for-purpose and the Animal Care Centre will replace a rundown and inefficient shelter that was built more than 40 years ago.

ARTIST IMPRESSION OF NEW CAT RECEPTION

THE NEW... Animal Care Centre will feature:

  • Modern state-of-the-art Veterinary facilities to meet the needs of the animals in care
  • Improved adoption opportunities due to better human-animal interactions
  • Improved greenspaces for exercise, training and rehabilitiation
  • Greater flexibility of space in line with demand
CAT INTERACTION ROOM

THE NEW... Animal Care Centre will feature:

  • Fear-free designs and colour palletes to reduce stress for incare animals
  • Improved enrichment areas for all species of animals
  • Access to natural light and fresh air for all animals
  • Standards that are compliant with global guidelines set by The Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) and SA Dog and Cat Management Act
CAT STUDIOS

THE NEW... Animal Care Centre will feature:

  • Australia‚Äôs first Animal Care Centre that has full fire protection with an advanced sprinkler system
  • Superior acoustic measures for animal, staff and volunteer wellbeing
  • Sustainable features such as solar power and double glazing
  • Improved safety for staff, volunteers and customers, as well as increased parking for the community