GuideStar Exchange Award

HSV AWL received the GuideStar Exchange Gold level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The logo demonstrates HSV AWL's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, HSV AWL had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit report on for the Gold level of participation.

We hope you will check us out and tell us what you think: HSV AWL GuideStar for your organization's profile on GuideStar.


2019 AWL Awards and Recognitions


AWL awarded $25,000 grant from Petco Foundation in honor of our lifesaving work



AWL awarded $5,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation!

 Arvest Community and Business Relations Advisor Donna Aylward presented  the "ceremonial" check to AWL President Susan Luse at the Puttin' on the Dog and Cat fundraiser.  


AWL 1st Place Winner in the first KVRE 92.9 FM Listener’s Choice Awards!

The AWL was awarded 1st Place in the non-profit Philanthropic/Service Organization category.

 Each choice was nominated by the listeners of KVRE. Then the top three in each category were voted on by the listeners again.  Over 20,000 votes were placed to determine the winners in each category.  The AWL is very honored to receive this award!

We are extremely grateful to all the  generous donors and Rev. Neil Kaminski at Holy Trinity Episcop

AWL receives Blessing of the Animals gift from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

We are extremely grateful to all the donors and Rev. Neil Kaminski for supporting the AWL at Holy Trinity's recent Blessing of the Animals on October 6th. Thanks to their overwhelming generosity, the AWL received $700. 


AWL wins Best Club/Organization Award!

We are proud to have been voted 1st place in the 2019 Village Voice Readers Choice Awards as the best Club or Organization in Garland and Saline Counties.  Thank you for this honor!


AWL First Vice President Shelley Shepherd recognized as the POA Volunteer of the Year!

Awarded 1st Place: Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Nonprofit.


Do You Know?

• AWL, an all-volunteer nonprofit, has no paid employees

and receives no funds from POA.

• We are supported entirely from our modest membership

fees, donations, grants, and fundraisers.

• AWL typically cares for 550+ cats and dogs every year in

our shelter, and even more with our Foster Parent program.

• Most of our funds pay for veterinary care to prepare pets

for adoption.

• Our spay/neuter programs help low-income families in

Garland and Saline Counties.