AWLA donates 5,000 pounds of pet supplies

AWLA donates 5,000 pounds of pet supplies
(Photo/Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)

By Cody Mello-Klein |

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has donated more than 5,000 pounds of pet supplies to local pet owners since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the region in mid-March, the AWLA announced in a news release on Wednesday.

The AWLA is running several programs to help pet owners weather the pandemic.

The Community Pet Pantry supplies pet owners with pet care items such as wet and dry food, cat litter and more. The program, which was used in 2019 to assist furloughed federal employees, experienced a 400 percent uptick in requests in April, according to the news release.

Pet owners can reach out to the AWLA at or 703-746-5508 to notify the organization of any supplies they need and to arrange for pickup or delivery.

The Animeals program, a collaboration with Senior Services of Alexandria, de- livers pet supplies to housebound seniors with pets on a monthly basis.