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Fall Pawpourri, our Annual Report

Written on November 15, 2016

The Annual Report issue of our newsletter, Pawpourri, is available now. Read about our 96% positive outcome rate for shelter animals, rescued puppy mill dogs, 320 animals fostered, happy adoption stories, and much more.

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50% Off Adult Cat Adoptions Oct. 24-29

Written on October 24, 2016

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”—Charles Dickens October 29 is National Cat Day, and the League is celebrating by slashing the adoption fee for all cats older than six months. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. We have a shelter full of cats who are waiting for […]

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October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

Written on September 30, 2016

Celebrate Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month with 50% off ALL adult dog adoption fees from October 1st-15th! Simply visit the shelter to meet our dogs and when you have found your new best friend we will guide you through the adoption process. Remember that all of our dogs for adoption are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped. You […]

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Suspicious Meat Laboratory Results

Written on September 20, 2016

In early September a resident contacted animal control to warn about meatballs her dog ate along Four Mile Run in Bluemont Park.  She immediately took her dog to a veterinarian who induced vomiting. The dog suffered no ill effects. She also collected what was left of the meat patties for animal control. The patties were sent to a […]

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Rabid Raccoon Found in North Arlington

Written on September 1, 2016

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington seeks information about any people or pets who may have had physical exposure to a raccoon that has tested positive for rabies. An animal control officer found a sick raccoon in a cardboard box left on the street in the 1000 block of North Manchester Street in the late […]

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AWLA Reveals New Logo

Written on August 24, 2016

Notice something different? We are very excited to reveal that the Animal Welfare League of Arlington has a new logo! We will be changing to this new logo over time, starting with our online presence. Our previous logo was created in the early 1990s, so we thought it was time for a refresh.  Also, small […]

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Clear the Shelters July 23

Written on July 21, 2016

For the second year, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will participate in the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” adoption event on July 23. Nearly 20,000 pets found their forever homes in 2015, when some 400 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC Owned Television Stations and the Telemundo Station Group. The shelter will be open […]

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Positive Outcomes Reach 96%

Written on July 8, 2016

Last year the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), Arlington County’s only animal shelter, announced a positive outcome rate for shelter animals of 95%, far exceeding national standards. That means that the percentage of companion animals that were either adopted, returned to their owners, or transferred to one of AWLA’s network of rescue and rehabilitation […]

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AWLA Calendar Contest

Written on May 19, 2016

It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! It’s time to submit your pet’s photo in the 2017 AWLA Calendar Contest. This year, every photo that is entered in the contest will be featured in the calendar. Everyone’s a winner! Each submission is $25, and after that, every $1 donation counts as one vote, […]

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Arlington is a Wild Neighbors Community

Written on May 13, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has recently selected the Animal Welfare League of Arlington as a Wild Neighbors Community. We are one of only five pilot communities selected across the nation, including Arlington, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Washington, D.C.  We were selected because we are a community with a proven track record […]

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