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Animal Welfare League of Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

AWLA mission to improve the lives of animals results in 95 percent positive outcome in FY2015 ARLINGTON, Va. (July 2, 2015) – The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), Arlington County’s only animal shelter, far exceeds national standards with a successful placement rate of 95 percent. The percentage of companion animals that were either adopted, […]

AWLA Leashes Up for 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 30, 2015)—People and their pooches will take one-step at a time to support shelter animals at one of Northern Virginia’s largest pet-centered events—20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest on Saturday, May 9, 2015 (rain or shine) at Bluemont Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. This event not only unifies […]

Adopt It Forward at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Celebrate the season with gifts that help shelter animals ARLINGTON, Va. —‘Tis the season for all creatures great and small and at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington several feathered and four-legged friends alike are hoping for a home for the holidays, but if you cannot adopt, consider adopting it forward. Through AWLA’s Adopt it […]

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Celebrates ‘Howl-O-Ween’ during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

  No tricks, just treats for dog adopters throughout October Throughout October the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is celebrating “Howl-O-Ween” doling out treats to every dog adopter in honor of national Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog month. Spooktacular goodies include reduced adoption fees, free training services from Dog Latin, complimentary doggie daycare from Fur-Get-Me-Not, and free gifts from […]

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 […]