75 Years of Caring for Pets & Benefiting People
AWA has always been more than a shelter. Here are some of the important milestones we’ve hit over the last 70 years. We can’t wait to continue moving forward with the help of our passionate supporters.
AWA was founded by a group of animal lovers who had a vision that there would be an alternative to the pain, suffering and sure death most animals face when impounded.
AWA’s current shelter opened.
AWA’s Humane Education program launched.
The first regional spay/neuter clinic opened.
AWA launched our Pet-Assisted Therapy program.
AWA became a limited admission shelter.
AWA became a No-Kill Shelter.
Community vet services expanded.
Fortified our Transport Program, relieving community shelters from over-population.
Launched Pet Re-Homing and Community Engagement programs.
Partnered with several mayors and Camden County Shared Services to reduce the number of lost pets in our community.
Completed Phase I of Expansion Project with a New Clinic Building.
AWA hones in on its Humane Education program and re-introduces Summer Camp. Vets on Wheels hits the City of Camden providing access to veterinary care and free pet food and supplies.
AWA begins offering Community Workshops free to the public. AWA also begins basic training classes and introduces dog owners to training methods to help dogs become better behaved.
AWA formalizes our Special P.A.W.S. Volunteer program, giving special needs youth meaningful ways to help AWA’s shelter animals.
AWA celebrates 70 years of saving lives.