Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Don’t Leave Pets in Hot Cars

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Every summer the Animal Welfare League of Arlington receives reports of pets left alone in hot cars. We created the video below to inform residents of the extreme danger posed by leaving animals in cars even in mild weather.

Charity Navigator Awards AWLA 4-Star Rating

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Charity Navigator, America’s  premier, independent evaluator of non-profit organizations and charities, has awarded the Animal Welfare League of Arlington the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency. AWLA is one of only three companion animal shelters in the greater metropolitan D.C. area that has received the distinction […]

AWLA Celebrates 70 Years

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

New cat and small companion animal facility renovation to be unveiled The Animal Welfare League of Arlington will mark 70 years of improving the lives of animals on Saturday, June 7, 2014. This milestone will be commemorated with the official unveiling of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art cat and small companion animal residence during a Sunset […]

AWLA Wins Nonprofit of the Year 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Arlington’s business community celebrated the best in business at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 28th Annual Arlington Best Business Awards, held on May 20, 2014, at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. This annual event recognizes the most illustrious and accomplished businesses that have made significant contributions to the Arlington community. Included in those honored was […]

AWLA Hosts International Intern

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

This week AWLA has the pleasure of hosting Richard Ssuna—our Humane Society International Veterinarian intern from Malawi, Africa. At home Dr. Ssuna is the project manager for Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals and still maintains his veterinary consultancy duties at the Wildlife Center. Ssuna runs various programs including education, free spay/neuter, […]

19th Annual Walk for the Animals

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Paws and pedestrians will pound the pavement to support shelter animals at Arlington’s largest pet-centered event—19th Annual Walk for the Animals on Saturday, May 10, 2014 (rain or shine) at Bluemont Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. This Fido fest unifies the Arlington community and celebrates the human-animal bond, while raising awareness and funds to […]

Arkansas Puppy Mill Rescue

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington lent a hand to the Humane Society of the United States assisting some of the more than 121 dogs and 60 other animals that were seized from a puppy mill in Jefferson County, Ark. We are currently checking the dogs and one bunny over for any health issues and getting […]

AWLA Launches Capital Campaign to Renovate Cat Quarters

Friday, February 14th, 2014

New facility will minimize feline and small companion animal stress and facilitate quicker adoptions The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) today launched the Care And Transform capital campaign to secure a $670,000 in funding for a building renovation that will improve the intake and quality of life for feline and small companion animals at […]

“Be Mine” $14 Valentine Adoptions

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) is offering a special “Be Mine” Valentine’s weekend promotion from Fri. February 14 through Mon. February 17 (we’re open noon-5pm on Presidents’ Day). Show your love for a shelter animal by adopting a cat, rabbit or bird for $14. The adoption fee includes: a certificate for a free […]

World Spay Day Is Here

Friday, February 7th, 2014

In conjunction with World Spay Day, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington and designated animal hospitals/clinics will be offering the lowest spay/neuter prices of the year for pets of low-income clients in the Washington DC metro area. AWLA will sell vouchers throughout February (or until we run out) and the surgeries will take place at […]