Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society Inc.

click to see our ALREADY adopted pets! (click below for our currently available pets)

Site last updated: April 17, 2014


Our Featured Pet...

TBAclick photo for more details.

coming soon

LAWS ADOPTIONS are done through contact with us. e-mail: adivine@kc.rr.com

Pets for adoption are available to be seen at your convenience. They are located in the greater KC area or in Leavenworth in private residences (about a 45 min drive from most K.C. areas).

LAWS meeting 2nd Wed of every month at 7:00 pm at Kansas Country Store at 728 Cherokee St., Leavenworth Everyone is invited to attend. call 651-5297 to verify and for directions

(NEXT Mtng May 14. )

Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) is a 501 3 (c) non-profit group working in Leavenworth County to help companion animals. One of our programs is S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia). We do not have our own facility but instead promote rescued and foster animals for adoption. We are licensed by the State of Kansas as an animal shelter (without a facility). Our animals are nurtured and cared for in state licensed foster homes. We have shifted our emphasis to our free spay/neuter program. Our goal is to end euthanasia of adoptable animals in animal shelters.

Our main programs are;

1) spay/neuter promotion and financial assistance. We offer FREE spay/neuter for pets in Leavenworth County...call 651-5297 for information. We have a trap/neuter/release program to help with feral cat populations in LV County.

2) Education in the public schools

3) foster care, rehabilitation and placement through adoption into quality homes of animals who have been abandoned or given up by owners. Most of these animals have been saved from euthanasia at Leavenworth Animal Control

4) networking and political action for causes that prevent animal abuse or benefit pet animals

5) Volunteer work at Leavenworth Animal Control

Application must be made to adopt one of our foster pets and a home visit and check of vet. references will be made before releasing a pet to you. If you are interested in one of our pets, please e-mail us at adivine@kc.rr.com for an application. Please do not phone us. Note: because we sometimes have several applications for the same pet, our approach is to consider what would be the best placement for this particular pet...then, other things being equal, we will select the earliest application if the home visit proves satisfactory. We will adopt to out of the area but the adopters must come to Leavenworth to meet the pet. Preference will be given to local adoptions, all other things being equal.

Foster animals come to you good to go for a year usually...unless noted otherwise in their description. They are sterilized (except for very young pups and kittens), vet checked, healthy and vaccinated. Dogs are treated for intestinal parasites & HW tested and on HW and flea preventive. Cats are tested for FeLeuk and FIV and treated for intestinal parasites and treated with flea preventive. There is an adoption fee of $125 for dogs and $90 for cats to reimburse for expenses. Note: (on un-sterilized animals this includes a $50 refundable spay/neuter bond). Adoption fee for unsterilized pups and kittens is $40 plus a $50 spay/neuter bond that will be refunded after proof of sterilization is provided.

Please Note: We are cautious about adopting young puppies to families with children under the age six. We will not adopt young kittens to families with children under the age of six. We require that you will not have a cat declawed.

Come Visit Us!

We do not have a shelter facility. Our pets are available in their foster homes to be seen at your convenience. They are located in the greater KC or Leavenworth area (about a 45 min drive from most K.C. areas)-


To learn about City of Leavenworth shelter animals, please contact the Animal Control shelter directly @ 913-682-0268 or visit them @ 2019 S 3rd St, Leavenworth, KS. The building is located directly behind Price Chopper on 4th St.
they are open for adoptions:
The information below is for Animal Control'...it does not apply to Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society


Mon-Friday from 9-5
2nd Saturday Monthly 10-2

Sterilization is mandatory within 30 days or by age 7 months. Rabies vaccination and city tags are mandatory for Leavenworth residents within 30 days. Adoption fee is $105 ($85 of which is a spay bond refunded after proof of sterilization is provided). If an animal is already sterilized, the adoption fee is only $20.

Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society Inc.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: 913-651-5297 NOTE: We prefer that you e-mail us
Email: adivine@kc.rr.com
Click here for a list of available pets at this shelter

[Home] [Information] [Shelters] [Search]