The Animal Defense League of Washington County, Inc. (ADL) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. ADL’s mission is the prevention of cruelty to all animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education.

Voice of the Voiceless

A generous bequest has provided the Animal Defense League of Washington County with money to help with the cost of spay/neuter for animals of Washington County, VA and the surrounding area. Call the toll-free number for the ADL to learn more 1-877-301-2290. We partner with the Margaret Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic.


MBMSpay/Neuter Clinic

In Memory . . .

Jane Oakes

A long-time supporter of the Animal Defense League and a true lover of animals passed away on August 16. Jane Oakes was passionate about caring for and protecting all animals. She and her best friend, Shirley Lee, spent many hours helping the animals of Washington County. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Thank you to Bissell Pet Foundation!

Kitten Season has Begun

We reduce the suffering of companion animals in SW VA and NE TN by lowering the cost of spay/neuter procedures. Like many organizations, the pandemic situation has set us way back in our efforts. Pets can be healthier and much easier to live with when spayed or neutered. It is the best solution to reduce the numbers of homeless, abandoned, or surrendered animals, and reduces the numbers of healthy adoptable dogs and cats that are euthanized each year.