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Resources for Pet Owners During the Pandemic

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Alexandria, VA – Pets are family too. During this difficult time, there are resources to help pet owners.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) can assist pet owners in need. To date, the organization has provided over 5,000 pounds of pet supplies to residents.

The Community Pet Pantry also supplies wet and dry food, along with other items for our furry friends.

Feel free to contact the AWLA to discuss the supplies needed for your pet. They can be reached at or 703.746.5508. Pickup and delivery are offered.

For seniors who cannot leave home, the AniMeals on Wheels program, a partnership between the AWLA and Senior Services of Alexandria, provides monthly deliveries of pet supplies. To find out eligibility requirements, call Senior Services of Alexandria at 703-836-4414, ext. 113.

Unsafe at Home?

Current directives encourage people to stay home as much as possible. And this is a stressful time for everyone. What if staying home isn’t safe because of the threat of domestic violence or sexual assault?

There is assistance for people in those situations. Alexandria’s Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 703-746-4911. The Sexual Assault Hotline is available at Sexual Assault Hotline at 703-638-7273.

Find more resources on sexual assault and domestic violence, including a shareable flyer on staying safe at home during the pandemic at the above links.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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