Community Outreach Programs

Veterinarian holding dog speaking with family at Animal Welfare Association Vets on Wheels.

At AWA, our mission extends far beyond rescue and adoptions and into local communities. Our growing list of community outreach programs aims to help current pet owners, prospective adopters and more improve not only the life of their companion animals but their own as well. We hope to make pet ownership more accessible, affordable and […]

AWA Summer Camp

Logo for AWA Camp Tails & Whiskers Summer Camp Program.

Looking for a fun, educational and unique activity for your child this summer? Look no further than Camp Tails & Whiskers at AWA! AWA Camp Tails & Whiskers 2023 Camp Tails & Whiskers gives animal lovers from 6-13 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of animal rescue and be empowered to make a […]

AWA’s Offsite Education Outreach Program

Two women doing presentation with students at an AWA education outreach visit.

AWA is proud to offer educational outreach visits to schools in Camden County and surrounding communities in South Jersey and Philadelphia. A member of our Animal Education Program staff will visit your school, daycare or group facility. Visits are for all ages and offer opportunities to engage with animals while learning about animal welfare and […]

Kids Day Off Camps

three children petting black dog at Animal Welfare Associations Kids Camp.

No School? No Problem! AWA now offers day camps year round! Sign Up Now So your child has the day off? Let them spend it with us at AWA!  We are now offering day camps from 9:00-3:00 on holidays and school breaks for children 7 and up. We will be playing educational games, making animal-related […]

Tail Talks

Brain logo for Animal Welfare Association TAIL Talks series.

AWA’s TAIL Talks Series A new program for 2023, AWA’s TAIL Talks are a series of seminars, designed to educate, promote discussion, and incite change in the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas. The idea is to provide a forum to learn about animal-related topics directly from experts, who will be given a platform to interact […]

Pet Retention Resources

Did you know that some of the most common reasons pets are surrendered to local shelters include moving and being unable to afford pet care? Some things in life happen unexpectedly and all too often people don’t know where to turn when they find themselves in these situations. At AWA, we believe in caring for […]

Pet Rehoming Resources

What We Provide? Counseling and support – with a bit of help, many people can keep their pets! Re-homing support – providing tools and information to help you find your pet his/her next home Sheltering and adoption – we accept pets from owners; we do not accept strays Giving up an animal is a serious […]

Pet Food Pantry

Stack of dog and cat food being handed out for AWA Pet Food Pantry program.

The Animal Welfare Association’s Pet Food Pantry Program assists the community in providing temporary nutritional needs for those struggling with feeding their companion animals. This is an effort to avoid the difficult decision in surrendering a companion animal.  Pet supplies and food at this time are strictly by donations. Different items and amounts will be […]

Surrender a Pet

Giving up your pet is a difficult decision to make. We understand how hard it can be to relinquish a beloved pet, and we appreciate your choice to reach out to us so we can work in partnership with you for a safe and happy ending for your pet. Many unwanted animal behaviors can be […]