At AWLA, we read to sheltered cats to sooth and calm them down, and help them socialize and interact with humans. I love animals and want to contribute by helping them in any way possible. AWLA gave me an opportunity to help animals who have struggled in their lives, and experience the comfort of petting a furry ball of love. Being at AWLA made my day, and I am sure it made some cats day too. It was quite a long drive for us, though Eisenhower Avenue metro station is an 8 min bus ride away. I would definitely recommend this to my friends because it was an adorable and eye-opening experience. Honestly, I would go back any day!
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s Youth Program is a program for kids to learn and get involved in LDAR’s mission of rescuing homeless and abandoned animals. Kids seven years and up can assist with weekly adoption events and fundraising as well as classroom appearance to spread awareness and teach about rescue and showing respect towards animals. Younger volunteers can also join a camp to learn about rescue and make toys for homeless pets and more! Volunteers fifteen and older can assist in the office and attend adoption events as a volunteer liaison and make sure everything is going smoothly and new volunteers are enjoying themselves. They can also attend adoption events and assist with foster check-in and check-out, work at the adoption table, and help in the puppy area.