Get Involved

Every little bit of help goes a long way

AWS Freeman-Fritts opened its doors in 1986 as a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization to serve the needs of Kerr County’s animals and is commonly known as Freeman-Fritts in honor of its founders. Situated on 5 acres, it is a no-kill shelter and promotes adoptions of homeless animals.


Want to help the animals? Volunteers are needed in various areas. If you think you can offer a few hours once a week, once a month, or even once a year, please consider coming in and filling out a volunteer application.

  • Socialize the dogs and cats.
  • Help at Market Day Booth on Courthouse Square (4th Saturday of the month).
  • Help at off site adoption events.
  • Maintain building and grounds.
  • Do you have any special skills or talents to share with us?

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Here are some of the ways you can help!
1. Remember or honor your friends and pets with a donation to the shelter itself or by buying a brick for our memory walk.*
2. Make a contribution for a specific shelter need such as the spay/neuter fund, which helps defray the cost of surgery.
3. Remember us in your estate planning.

The Animal Welfare Society of Kerr County’s mission is to reduce the number of homeless, unwanted animals; to shelter and promote adoption of homeless animals; and to provide education in the responsibilities of pet care and ownership.

All donations are tax deductible and are used to provide care and services to our shelter animals while awaiting a forever home.

* “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” bricks can be purchased for $50. Each brick is laser engraved with whatever you would like to have inscribed on it. All proceeds benefit the shelter animals. Call us for more information.

Wish List

Top Wish List
  • Tidy Cats – SCOOP – For Multiple Cats
  • Tidy Cats – NON-CLUMPING
  • Large Cat Trees ( for our large cat cages in shelter )
  • Toys -For Puppies
  • Rugs
  • Baby Food (Gerber Stage 2-Chicken)
  • Fancy Feast (Dry)
Daily Needs
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Fabuloso (Citrus & Fruits, Ocean Paradise)
  • Paper Towels
  • Large Covered Litter Boxes
  • Cat Litter Scoops
  • Cat Litter
  • Towels (All Sizes)
  • Hand Towels
Cat and Dog Necessities:
  • Baby Food (Gerber Stage 2-Chicken)
  • Meow Mix
  • Fancy Feast Dry 
  • Fancy Feast Canned – Pate`
  • Friskies Canned – Pate`
  • Dog & Cat Beds
  • Baby Blankets
  • Cat Toys
  • Dog Toys (Ropes, Stuffed Toys and Kongs)
  • Pupperoni
  • Scratching Posts
  • Breakaway Cat Collars ( Kitten and Cat Sizes)
  • Dog Collars & Leashes (Small & Medium Sizes Preferred)