The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) held an impromptu Shelter Snow-A-Thon until the departure of winter storm Jonas. AWLA staff were camped at the shelter for the entire duration of Jonas taking care of nearly 150 animals currently housed at the shelter.
“We have two dedicated Animal Care Attendants, Demetrius and Kathryn, remained at the shelter through the storm to insure all of our “residents” were safe and well taken care of ” said Megan Webb, Executive Director of the AWLA.
“Our work here at the shelter was even more important in light of the blizzard conditions we experienced this weekend” said Webb. Webb cited an example of the ALWA being contacted by an Alexandria resident at about 10:30 one night during the storm. According to Webb, “The individual was very worried because she had lost her 13 year old dog. We were able to respond immediately and determined we had him here! She was so relieved. While she couldn’t pick the dog up until the storm was over – she knew her dog was safe and secure at the shelter.”