AWF was set up in 1983 by vets with a passion to alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering in all animals including farm animals, wild animals and pets.
Since then, animal welfare has greatly improved but with emerging and evolving diseases ever present, and a continuing demand for welfare improvements and pet care advice, our work remains invaluable.
Our aim is for all animals to have good physical health and mental wellbeing.
AWF trustees are all qualified vets. As vets are involved in all aspects of animal care this gives us a unique insight into animal welfare challenges and guides us towards possible solutions.
We celebrated our 30th Anniversary in 2013. Find out more about our first 30 years.