The pandemic continues to create need in so many areas of our lives. Even the animals have been impacted, as families realize they cannot care for their pets and are forced to give them up to animal welfare groups. At the same time organizations that rescue and care for animals have been especially hard hit as donations and funding have dropped.
To help meet this need, Sisters in Spirit is collecting pet supplies and donations throughout the month of April for the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees. Pease join us in helping to care for God’s creation and show love for our animal friends.
The Animal Welfare Association, a private, non-profit animal welfare organization, operates the oldest and largest low-cost spay/neuter clinic, adoption center and no-kill animal shelter in South Jersey. Through a variety of innovative programs including adoptions, veterinary services, pet therapy, trap-neuter-return and humane education, AWA works to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.
AWA’s donation wish list includes
- Canned Cat Food (without red dye)
- Dry Cat and Kitten Food (without red dye)
- Dry Dog and Puppy Food (without red dye)
- Non-Scoop/Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter
- Towels, Wash Cloths
- Bedsheets (Non-Fitted Sheets Preferred)
- Bleach, Paper Towels
- Disposable Paper Plates, Bowls, Trays, Spoons/Knives (During construction of the new shelter, AWA is unable to wash dishes or utensils)
- Peanut Butter (No Xylitol), Kong and Nylabone Toys
AWA CANNOT ACCEPT
- Large Blankets/Comforters, Large Pillows/Bedding
- Large Dog Beds
- Carpets/Rug Remnants
- Expired Pet Food
- Soiled Items
- Tires/Car Parts
- Human Clothing
Here’s a chance to do a little spring cleaning and get rid of gently used sheets, towels and washcloths. Look for the box labeled AWA Donations on the Parish Hall stage to leave your gifts.
Shopping for animal supplies not your thing? Want to make a monetary tax-deductible gift to a non-profit? AWA welcomes checks and gift cards of any kind. They may be sent to: Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Thanks for your help!