ALEXANDRIA, VA – Here is some news that will make people smile. According to their website, The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) will resume in-person visits with animals. The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter opens Sunday, July 5.
Visits are by appointment only. The AWLA cares about the safety of customers and staff. To ensure the best possible experience for visitors, they earned ALX Promise certification and are following Phase Three guidelines.
The virtual meet-and-greet is still available. But those wishing to bond with animals can do so during the following hours: 12 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The AWLA is closed Wednesdays to allow for deep cleaning.
Research has shown that owning a pet, especially for people who live alone, can decrease loneliness and isolation. A pet might just be what some us need right now, and through adoption, animals find a home. To see pets available for adoption, click HERE.
Remember, if you decide to adopt a pet, though people might be excited to see your new best friend, for now, you should stay away from other pets and their owners. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health recommend that pets are treated the same as human family members. Being cautious is best until more is known about the novel coronavirus.
To make an appointment with AWLA, click HERE.