Lusaka Animal Welfare Society

Lusaka Animal Welfare Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily stray dogs and cats and from owners who can no longer care for them.

Contact Details

  • Council Yard Sadzu Rd (off Kabelenga Rd), Behind Levy Mall
    Lusaka, Zambia
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LAWS has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. LAWS is the sole shelter working for animal welfare in the greater city of Lusaka. It is run solely by the support of private individuals and companies.

There is no government funding or support for it’s daily operations. We have 12 night kennels, 1 large cattery, 4 medium runs, 2 larges enclosed runs and 5 quarantine pens.

We have 5 full time caretakers, a group of committee members and an army of dedicated volunteers to help run the shelter.

At our shelter, frightened animals are reassured, sick and injured animals receive treatment or a peaceful end to their suffering, and the animals' living quarters are kept clean and dry.

Shelter volunteers and staff never turn away needy animals and give careful consideration to each animal's special emotional and physical needs.

LAWS endeavors to be able to offer refuge to every animal in need, open-admission shelters must euthanize un-adoptable animals. The alternative turning them away is cruel and leaves the animals in grave danger.

No shelter that truly cares for animals should ever turn its back on an animal in need, even when that means taking in animals who are diseased, badly injured, aggressive, or elderly.

These animals have little to no chance of being adopted or helped by anyone else, but LAWS will at least provide them with a painless release from a world that does not want them.

You can help stop the overpopulation crisis that leads to extremely crowded animal shelters. Always have your animal companions spayed or neutered, and never buy an animal from a breeder, pet shop or the street!

Please do not allow your companion animal to be needlessly euthanized during times of crises. Take the appropriate steps now to ensure that he or she is well taken care of even after your divorce, death or move.

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