AWF was founded with a generous legacy from Colleen Macleod to improve the welfare of all animals through veterinary science, education and debate. It was set up by vets who, concerned about a whole raft of issues concerning animal welfare, had a vision of how they could alleviate unnecessary pain and suffering in all animals including farm animals, wild animals and pets.
Our aim is for all animals to have good physical health and mental wellbeing.
Our trustees are all qualified vets and as vets are involved in all aspects of animal care this gives us a unique insight into the challenges facing us in animal welfare and guides us to possible solutions.
2013 is our 30th Anniversary. Find out more about our first 30 years.