The Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan (“AWS”) was formed in 1982 by a group of concerned veterinarians and individuals who were alarmed at the rate of euthanasia performed on healthy and social cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.
The goal of the organization is to secure homes for as many rescued animals as possible. In the past 30 years, AWS has found homes for over 20,000 “unwanted” felines and canines. These puppies, kittens, dogs and cats are rescued from various pounds throughout Michigan and Ohio, some are strays, and some are owner surrenders. Each accepted animal is given a thorough physical examination, vaccinations and treatment by a participating veterinarian to ensure they are healthy and well adjusted. All animals over 4 months of age are spayed or neutered. An incentive sterilization deposit is refunded after the procedure is performed on animals under the age of 4 months.