What You Can Do

Join AWI: Make a Donation

The Animal Welfare Institute was founded in 1951 and is dedicated to alleviating suffering inflicted on animals by humans. We need your help to continue our efforts. Please join us by making a membership donation. Our work to protect animals would not be possible without the generous donations we receive each year. AWI is committed to using our donors’ contributions for the direct benefit of animals, with more than 96% of funds going toward program expenses.

Members enjoy many benefits, including a subscription to the AWI Quarterly magazine and an opportunity to receive free copies of our books and other materials as they are published. For more information, call (202) 337-2332 or email awi@awionline.org.

To become an AWI member, click here.


Take Action to Help Animals

Take action to help protect animals by visiting http://compassionindex.org and signing up for our eAlerts at http://www.congressweb.com/awi/signup/go. Please spread awareness about these issues with your friends and family and encourage them to take action, too!



Get Involved/How Else Can I Support AWI?

Share and spread awareness on social media about AWI. Make sure to use our Twitter handle @AWIonline and “like” AWI on Facebook. Some sample posts you can use to share with your friends and family online:

I am helping animals by supporting @AWIonline. Learn how you can help: http://bit.ly/1yRBsce

I support the efforts of the @Animal Welfare Institute to protect animals. Learn how you can help: http://bit.ly/1yRBsce
Since 1951, the Animal Welfare Institute has been dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI seeks better treatment of animals everywhere— in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild. Learn how you can help: http://bit.ly/1yRBsce

Make the Animal Welfare Institute your charity of choice while shopping on Amazon by using AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to AWI whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

To learn more about AWI and our work, download our 2014 Annual Report

For the most recent news, click here to see AWI press releases.