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Mega Adoption Event Makes “Pawsitive” Impact

Aug 31, 2013 02:13PM

The Animal Welfare Association (AWA) will host its second Mega Adoption Event, September 28 and 29, at PetSmart, in Moorestown. The AWA’s goal is to save the lives of 250 homeless pets facing euthanasia. The 2012 event resulted in placing 282 dogs and cats in permanent homes.

“Shelters from all over the state of New Jersey and the Philadelphia area will collaborate for this huge community event for no other reason than to save the lives of helpless animals,” comments Nicole DuBois, the assistant director of shelter services for AWA. “An event of this magnitude will create space for 250 more homeless dogs and cats facing the same sad fate, making it possible ultimately to save the lives of 500 animals in just one weekend.”

The AWA, a private nonprofit, operates the oldest, largest low-cost spay and 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, the association strives to ensure that animal companionship is accessible to all.

Location: 1331 Nixon Dr., Moorestown. For more information about adopting, temporary fostering and volunteering, visit

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