Animal Welfare League of Northern Neck supporting animal rescue in Ukraine

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The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL) has expanded its focus beyond local needs and is supporting efforts to aid animals in Ukraine and those rescued from Ukraine, AWL president Sara Ford announced in a press release.

She said the organization has made “significant contributions” to the Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare to assist with rescue efforts.

The war has impacted the lives of thousands of animals from pets to zoos to farms, and AWL has been fortunate to have the support of the community and hard-working volunteers, which have allowed the to expand its compassionate efforts to assist Ukraine, she noted in the press release.

She went on to say that AWL’s commitment to the care of the dogs and cats of the Northern Neck is ongoing and intense, but from time to time there are emergency situations in other places, which touch the hearts of members of the organization and compel them to respond to the needs of animals outside of their primary service area.

We’ve done this in the past, for example, by helping animals in Florida after a hurricane and addressing the veterinary bills of an animal in Richmond that was abused, Ford said in the media statement.

Ford concluded, ”AWL will continue our unrelenting work to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in the Northern Neck while helping when and where we can, because animals cannot help themselves after disaster strikes. As we often say, ‘We’re all about the animals’. And that means, no matter where they are.”

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