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Review for Arizona Animal Welfare League, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a member of the board for over 6 years. During that time I have seen tremendous changes, all for the good, but AAWL has never forgotten its mission of rescuing dogs and cats from being euthanized by the county. The best thing about AAWL is that it doesn't kill animals to "make space" just because an animal doesn't immediately find a home. AAWL will work with the animal to solve any underlying reason why the animal has been overlooked. Sometimes the animal just needs a little PR to get the public to consider it. AAWL has been really creative, especially under our new director, to find ways to interest the public in adopting rescue animals. For instance, this year, AAWL is having its first H'AAWL'-o-Ween event, a fun event for families with children to visit the Shelter. AAWL has a summer camp program with classes for children of all ages from introducing them to animals for the very youngest kids to developing interest in working in shelter or being a vet for teens. AAWL also has a "Gimme a Break" program to provide dogs who have been in the shelter for a while a break from the kennel environment by encouraging volunteers to take a dog home for a weekend. I can't say enough good things about AAWL. It keeps getting better every year.

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I adopted one of our dogs from AAWL, participated in Gimme a Break, and have taken dog training classes from them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like AAWL to help educate the public about why spaying and neutering is necessary.

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How did you learn about this organization?

from a friend

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

raising money to expand the shelter

What is its top priority in the long run?

reducing the euthanasia of dogs and cats in Maricopa County.

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Role:  Board Member & I help AAWL obtain funding and set the direction of the organization .