AWL conducts ‘Opt To Adopt’ to benefit cats

The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck, Inc. (AWL) began its Buster’s Legacy Campaigns as part of Giving Tuesday in November 2017.

The goal of the campaign is to raise funds to feed and vet the Northern Neck’s community cats, said fundraising committee member Kathy Haurand.

Buster started life as a community cat. AWL volunteers began feeding this hungry boy in 2002 at a previous shop on Irvington Road, said Haurand. He decided that being an indoor cat was a pretty good deal and accepted the position of official greeter and shop mascot. He passed peacefully in 2015 at approximately 16 years of age.

“Buster graced our lives and in tribute, we have named a fund in his honor,” she said.

The current Buster Legacy Fund campaign is “Opt To Adopt.” Kitten season is in full swing and the AWL has numerous cats and kittens available for adoption.

The AWL needs donations to support expenses to move felines to no-kill, humane and rescue groups. They also are looking for fosters to keep kitties until they can find them a forever home. All expenses are paid by AWL.

Donations can be made at www.animalwelfareleagueofthenorthernneck.org, or the AWL Thrift Store, 75 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.