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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

The AWA Blog

Special P.A.W.S. – Achieving More Together

May 30th, 2018 by
As a charitable animal welfare organization, people may think of AWA as assisting only animals, but many of the programs we create are meant to benefit not only the pets in our community, but people too. AWA’s Special P.A.W.S. program, which formally began the Fall of 2017, is a great testament to our tag line, >> Read More

Changes in Euthanasia: A Decrease in Unnecessary Pet Euthanasia

April 17th, 2018 by
What is “unnecessary” pet euthanasia? In the past, owned pets were euthanized for a wide range of reasons, many of them not pertaining to the animal’s health or quality of life. Similarly, pets that found themselves in pounds or shelters were often put down due to lack of space, expensive but treatable health conditions and >> Read More

Bonded Bunny Pairs: A Very Special Kind of Love Connection

February 13th, 2018 by
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we hope you’re snuggled up close to someone special in this chilly February weather. And while love is in the air this week, we want to highlight one very special type of love connection. Many species of animals form close bonds to one another, ranging from fish all >> Read More

Changes in Euthanasia: Feral Cats and the Importance of TNR

January 10th, 2018 by
The euthanasia rate for dogs has decreased drastically in the past decade, especially in progressive communities like our’s. Unfortunately, the statistics aren’t the same for our feline friends. Many cats that are brought into shelters are feral cats, or community cats, who have been living outdoors their entire lives. People often bring these cats to >> Read More

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Mon 18

Raining Cats Promotion

June 1 - July 31
Mon 18

Vaccine Clinic

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 19

Pet Therapy at Community Options

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 19

Pet Therapy at Avista Healthcare

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 21

TNR Feral Cat Workshop

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm