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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Throughout the upcoming months AWA will continue to provide lifesaving care to animals along with assisting pet owners in the community. We also want to share with you the happenings at AWA along with information on our services and operations.

Some highlights from the past months:

Catch up on all the news at AWA.

Capital Campaign “Building a Place Where Happiness Begins”
COVID-19 may have slowed us down, but things are moving forward now! The clinic has re-located into an onsite trailer, which allowed the shelter staff and animals to move into the clinic space.

We are expecting the old shelter to be demolished mid-September and construction of the new 25,000 sq. ft. animal shelter and education center to begin soon after. For updates or to help Pave the Way to Happiness visit here.

Status of our operations, services, and programs.

  • Adoptions are taking place at the shelter by appointment only, but we continue to limit the number of animals staying in the shelter, thanks to the dedication of our wonderful foster families. Not only are they providing foster care, but also finding them loving homes through our Fur-ever Finders program.
  • The AWA Pet Clinic is open for vaccinations on Mondays and select Saturdays. No appointment is needed, clients will be helped on a first-come-first served basis. View schedule.
  • Appointments for pet spay/neuter surgeries are available via a wait-list signup.
  • The expanded on-site Pet Food Pantry is available every day for curbside, grab and go pet meals and Chow Stops in the city of Camden occur on the third Wednesday of each month.

With your ongoing help and support, our new normal is making us resourceful and stronger. Please know, that the health and safety of our employees, clients, volunteers, and animals are of primary importance as we continue to adjust during this uncertain time.

Stay safe and be well.

Pets and COVID-19

Read important information regarding pets and COVID-19 here.

Your Gifts are Urgently Needed

While everyone’s daily lives are being impacted by COVID-19,the welfare of homeless and needy pets in the community is critically important to us. We are taking our role in being a resource for the community, as well as the safety and welfare of our supporters, volunteers and staff seriously.

Our ability to provide critical care to our most vulnerable animals — regardless of the environment around us — is dependent on your support.

This week we have had many changes to our normal operations

Emergency intake of kittens & rapid foster placement
Crisis transport and commitment to care for 5 heartworm positive dogs from a shelter closed due to COVID19
Rapid expansion of AWA’s Pet Pantry & Pet Food Curb Pick up programs so pets don’t go hungry
Quality care to over 50 animals currently at AWA waiting their adoptions this weekend

If you able please donate $30, $45, $100 or whatever you can afford during this critical time. We are all in this together.

Updated Hours

Adoption Center: by appointment – book online

Pet Surrendering: by appointment – call the shelter

Development Office: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

AWA Pet Clinic

Customer Service / over the counter medicine sales: Mon – Fri 12pm – 5pm