Challenging times often bring out the truth about nature and society. The last eight months have been disruptive and dynamic for everyone, but at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County (AWL) we have seen the importance of the bond between humans and their pets take center stage. A bond that can make the hard times just a little easier. A bond that has become even more necessary in these times of isolation.
This year we are especially thankful for:
- Our volunteers and staff who work tirelessly through this pandemic to care for the 890 animals who have come into our shelter already this year.
- The families and individuals throughout the area who inspire us by choosing to welcome one (or more!) of the 546 animals we have adopted this year into their homes.
- Our donors who share our values and support our mission to Rescue. Adopt. Rehabilitate. Educate. and stepped up to get us through this difficult year.
- The many veterinarians who have rallied beside us this year to ensure our animals and those being abused, neglected, and mistreated do not get forgotten in the uncertainty of this year.
When a dog or cat arrives at AWL, we ensure that they receive quality healthcare with up-to-date vaccinations, preventative care, microchipping, and spaying or neutering. Most importantly, AWL provides them food, water, a comfortable place to sleep, and interaction with humans for as long as it takes to find their forever home.
In addition to helping AWL find homes for rescued dogs, cats, and other companion animals, your donations support our outreach programs for the community. Programs such as our Harnett Companions in Crisis to help owned pets facing life-threatening medical emergencies, the AWL Pet Food Pantry, and low-cost spay and neuter services. Your donations also support our growing humane department. AWL humane agents investigated 296 cases and took 24 cases to court for actions of abuse and neglect.
We are asking all members of the AWL community – past, present, and future – to make a generous contribution this year. Without your help we would not have been able to serve the animals of Trumbull County for the last 51 years. And only with your generous support can we continue to deliver our mission in the coming years.
Thank you for your support!
Lorilyn Shandor, CEO
Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County