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Arizona Animal Welfare League Raises More Than $77,000 on Giving Tuesday
By Christina Caldwell - Monday Dec 07, 2020
Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), the state’s largest and oldest no-kill animal shelter, is proud to announce that, due to the community’s incredible generosity, it raised more than $77,000 on Giving Tuesday to benefit its mission to save, care for and adopt homeless animals. A total of $38,184 was raised from the community at large and was doubled by The Cecilia Claudio Lifesaving Miracle Fund, bringing the grand total to $77,368.

The funds will be used the benefit the thousands of homeless animals that come into AAWL’s care every year, including rescuing pets from abandonment and hoarding through its Rural Rescue Program, saving dire medical cases through its Medical Miracle Fund and much more.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic impacting nonprofit organizations everywhere, in 2020, AAWL raised the most it has in five years.

“We know times are tough for many, but it’s clear that when things are hard, our community pulls together to help the most vulnerable animals,” said Judith Gardner, president of Arizona Animal Welfare League. “We can’t thank the public and Cecilia Claudio enough for their generosity as we continue this lifesaving work.”

While Giving Tuesday has passed, it’s not too late to donate to AAWL’s mission. Make a one-time or monthly donation, sponsor a pet, plan a corporate giving initiative or donate wish list items to the shelter at You can also complete your holiday shopping (or buy something for yourself!) during AAWL’s “Give a Gift, Save a Life” online holiday auction at All proceeds from the auction benefit AAWL.