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A jar of peanut butter makes the perfect distraction for a dog during an exam, one of the “Fear Free” techniques used at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

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‘Fear Free’ Approach Helps Reduce Shelter Animals’ Stress in Alexandria

Toffee, a six-year-old tricolored Chihuahua/rat terrier mix, cowered in the very back of a crate in her kennel at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).


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