Animal Welfare League of Alexandria drop-off site Vola Lawson Animal Shelter Wish List drop-off site

Casamo’s Old Town office located at 1010 Cameron Street is now an official Wish List drop-off site for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria – Vola Lawson Animal Shelter.   The AWLA shelters, feeds and provides medical services for more than 3,500 animals each year.

Jodi Casamo, owner of Casamo Court Reporting and also three large dogs, contacted the AWLA when she realized that having her office nestled in the heart of Old Town could be a strategic drop-off point for individuals desiring to donate items.  Casamo’s office is convenient by foot and also by car, with easy off-street parking access.

“Hopefully this will be a difference maker allowing for more people to donate”, says Jodi Casamo.  “I love the City of Alexandria; especially the role the AWLA plays in caring for so many of our animals.  It’s a privilege to help out in this way.”

You can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals by donating items from the Wish List:

  • Machine washable blankets and comforters (new or used, twin, full, queen-size)
  • Kong or Kong-like dog toys (must be durable)
  • Hot dogs (for dog training)
  • Peanut butter (for stuffing Kong dog toys)
  • Pig’s ears, bully sticks and rawhides (those manufactured in US usually are processed with fewer chemicals)
  • Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance dog food rolls
  • Liver treats and other high-quality training treats
  • Esbilac formula for puppies (preferably cans)
  • Puppy nursing bottle kits
  • Kuranda dog beds (order online at
  • Martingale collars (petite, small, medium, large, extra-large)
  • Wafer ice cream cones (flat-bottom)
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Grain-free, canned cat food
  • Bath mats (all types, new or used)
  • Kitty beds (preferably of one-piece construction, machine washable)
  • Machine washable or dishwasher-safe cat toys
  • Ping pong balls
  • KMR formula for kittens (preferably cans)
  • Kitten nursing bottle kits
  • Stretch and Scratch brand cardboard cat scratchers (order online at
  • Chicken/Turkey baby food (can’t contain onion/onion powder)
  • Dehydrated chicken, turkey, or fish treats
  • Polar fleece blankets or Snuggies
  • Chewable or machine washable/dishwasher-safe rabbit toys (order online at,,, and
  • All sizes of bird toys and all sizes of manzanita wood, rope, or sisal perches (order online at,,,,, and
  • Carefresh litter for our small animals
  • Small animal water bottles (preferably glass) and holders (preferably guinea pig-sized)
  • Millet sprays for birds
  • Ferret hammocks and sleep sacks
  • Comfort Wheel, Silent Spinner or similar (for hamsters, gerbils and mice)
  • Small animal treats (preferably low-sugar options like seeds, dried fruits, and veggies)
  • Wash cloths and towels (all sizes, new or used)
  • Ziplock baggies (sandwich-size and gallon size)
  • Paper towels
  • Dryer sheets
  • Ceramic feeding dishes (all sizes)
  • Ink and toner cartridges: HP 64A; HP 901; HP 12A; HP 15A; HP 05A, Q6470A; Q6471A, Q6472A, and Q6473A
  • Black and blue pens
  • 8 1/2 x 11 page protectors
  • Primo digital kitchen scale (available at Target)
  • Dehydrator
  • SnuggleSafe microwaveable heat disks
  • Rubbing alcohol and/or individually wrapped alcohol swab pads
  • Green/red leaf lettuce, kale, parsley, carrots, apples
  • Gift cards for Home Depot, Target, grocery stores, gasoline, office supply stores
  • Family-friendly movies (new or used DVDs, not necessarily animal-themed, for “Movie Night” enrichment program
  • CD players (new or used) with power cord and speakers
  • Canned pumpkin puree
  • Coffee (for a hard-working staff)


Casamo location Jodi and her dog Bear

– “Thank you for the donations!”  –  Jodi Casamo & Bear