AWA Announces the Grand Opening Celebration of their New Adoption and Education Center
June 17, 2022
Voorhees, NJ – Animal Welfare Association (AWA) located in Voorhees, NJ announces their grand opening celebration at their new adoption and education center. The event is being held on Saturday, June 25th from 1pm to 4pm at 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ.
The celebration is open to the public and families are encouraged to join in on the fun. There will be tours of the new building where guests can see dozens of cats, dogs, and small animals and learn how the staff of AWA takes care of the animals and what community programs AWA offers. Free family fun activities will include vet your stuffed pet with a free stuffed animal for the first 75 kids, carnival style games, creating a memorial rock to put into the AWA gardens, giant connect four, a make your own pet toy station, and more. In addition there will be giveaways, door prizes, and a Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck will be on hand with treats for purchase.
“We are so thankful to all of our donors, supporters, volunteers, and the pet-loving community for making this new building a reality,” says AWA Executive Director, Laura Houston. “AWA is a leader in the animal care, adoption, and humane education space and now we have to building to match that will be able to accommodate all of our current and upcoming pet and community programs.”
The new building will be able to house up to 3,500 animals per year if necessary and AWA will be able to save over 1,000 more lives a year with its new adoption center. Some of the features to the new building are separate cat/small animal and dog wings, an adoption center clinic, refurbished low-cost public pet clinic, community room available for events and pet training classes, a retail shop, coffee bar, outdoor dog play yards, and catios and bunni-os for cats and bunnies to have some outside time in a screened in and safe environment.
To learn more about AWA’s Grand Opening Celebration, visit awanj.org
Animal Welfare Association (AWA), a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 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, it strives to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all. No animal is euthanized due to space, length of stay, or for treatable/manageable conditions.