The Wythe-Bland Animal Welfare League (WBAWL) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Wytheville, VA. We have three programs: Spay/Neuter Assistance, Cold Nose Warm Heart pet therapy program, and Friends WYTHE K9s & Felines, which cooperates with the Wythe County Dog Shelter and the Wytheville Cat Shelter to save the lives of homeless animals. We also network through Facebook and Petfinder to help animals in need of homes.

WBAWL has supported the local community since 2006

  • Hundreds of pets have used WBAWL's spay neuter transport and financial assistance program to receive low cost spay/neuter surgery.
  • Friends WYTHE K9s & Felines helped reduce the euthanasia rate at the Wythe County Dog Shelter from 66% to less than 5%.
  • WBAWL provided beds and fenced outdoor play areas for the dogs at the Wythe County Dog Shelter.

WBAWL Spay/Neuter Statistics

                    # pets         % assist
2016               244                    24
2017               227                    23
2018               185                    21

Board of Directors

President - Debbie Turner
Vice President - Tonia Johnson
Treasurer - Leanne Creger
Secretary - Genevieve Ritter