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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

The AWA Blog

AWA’s Response Efforts to Hurricane Florence

September 13th, 2018 by
UPDATE: Tuesday, September 18th – 3:00pm AWA received a transport from St. Hubert’s on Monday afternoon with nine dogs from the hurricane affected areas. These dogs were transported from shelters in North Carolina in order to make room for pets that have been displace during Hurricane Florence. Many of the dogs have medical needs, including >> Read More

The Importance of a Well Mannered Dog

July 3rd, 2018 by
When you first welcome a dog into your family, whether a puppy or an adult, it’s important that you get off to the best start by teaching your new furry friend basic training commands. Training your dog can be rewarding for both you and your dog and create a lifetime of loyalty and companionship. The Benefits >> Read More

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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Tue 23

Pet Therapy at Spring Hills

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 24

Vets on Wheels

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 24

Vets on Wheels

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 27

AWA’s Howl-o-ween Trunk or Treat

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 29

Vaccine Clinic

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm