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Alexandria Kids Learn About Animals at AWLA Summer Camp

Photo: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – For more than a decade, Alexandria children have attended a summer camp hosted by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA). This year, though a different because of the coronavirus pandemic. participants still had the chance to interact with animals and professionals in the animal care field.

For an entire week recently, children from age six to 13 were taught how they can help change an animal’s life for the better.

To make camp happen, AWLA devised ways that camp could be fun while following heal. For example, each participant wore a mask and practiced social distancing. The overall size of the camp was reduced and more time was spent outdoors.

Campers learned about animal welfare, how the AWLA helps animals find homes, and much more. They even spent time with animals up for adoption.

To learn more about the AWLA, click HERE. To donate, click HERE. Considering adoption, click HERE.

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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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