AWA Announces Grand Opening Celebration of New Adoption and Education Center

AWA Announces Grand Opening Celebration of New Adoption and Education Center

June 17, 2022

Voorhees, New Jersey- Animal Welfare Association (AWA) located in Voorhees, NJ announces its grand opening celebration at its new adoption and education center. The event will take place on Saturday, June 25e 1-4 p.m. at 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ.

The celebration is open to the public and families are encouraged to join in the fun. There will be tours of the new building where guests can see dozens of cats, dogs and small animals and learn how AWA staff care for animals and what community programs AWA offers. Free family fun activities will include your stuffed animal’s vet with a free stuffed animal for the first 75 children, carnival-style games, creation of a memorial rock to put in the AWA Gardens, giant connect four , a pet toy station, and more. . Plus, there will be giveaways, door prizes, and a Mr. Softee ice cream truck will be on hand with treats for purchase.

“We are so grateful to all of our donors, supporters, volunteers and the pet-loving community for making this new building a reality,” said AWA Executive Director Laura Houston. “AWA is a leader in humane animal care, adoption and education and now we must build to match all of our current and future companion animal and community programs.”

The new building will be able to house up to 3,500 animals per year if needed and AWA will be able to save more than 1,000 additional lives per year through its new adoption center. Some of the features of the new building are separate wings for cats/small animals and dogs, an adoption center clinic, a renovated low-cost public pet clinic, a community hall available for events and training classes pet kennels, retail store, cafe, outdoor dog playgrounds, catios and bunni-os for cats and rabbits to have time outdoors in a protected environment and protected.

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About AWA

Animal Welfare Association (AWA), a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 animal welfare organization, operates the oldest and largest low-cost spaying clinic, adoption center, and animal shelter without killing in South Jersey. Through a variety of innovative programs, including adoptions, veterinary services, pet therapy, trap-neuter-return, and humane education, it strives to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to everyone. No animals are euthanized due to space, length of stay, or treatable/manageable conditions.

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