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Arlington County Bans Ownership of Wild or Exotic Animals

Written on September 21, 2017

The Arlington County Board took action at its September 19, 2017 meeting  to amend the Animal and Fowl Code to ban the ownership of wild and exotic animals. Arlington County staff recommended approval of the code change to provide better protection to residents and animals and to align Arlington’s code more closely with other local […]

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Pints 4 Paws

Written on September 6, 2017

For the second year,  the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will present its fall fundraiser  Pints 4 Paws on Sunday, October 15, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza in Arlington. The event includes UNLIMITED Craft Beer Tastings * MUSIC by DJ Ruben * FOOD TRUCKS (with vegetarian & vegan options!) * DOGGY COSTUME CONTEST (prizes include a stay […]

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2018 AWLA Calendar Contest

Written on August 1, 2017

Welcome to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s Calendar Contest Fundraiser! This is your chance to make your pet a local celebrity, with their photo on the cover of our 2018 calendar! Each photo entry and vote equals life-saving funds that care for animals in need. Last year, you helped us raise $46,000 in just one […]

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AWLA Kitten Nursery

Written on June 10, 2017

Thanks to a generous donation from Ted & Willa Lutz, AWLA will be opening a kitten nursery! Called “Kitten Academy,” this nursery will be the first stand-alone neonatal kitten nursery in the metro DC area, and will enable us to save many little lives this summer and in the future. The nursery program is based […]

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Walk for the Animals 2017

Written on March 29, 2017

On Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., AWLA will once again host its annual Walk for the Animals. A perennial favorite, this event brings together more than 600 local animal lovers and their canine companions for a walk to benefit AWLA shelter animals and support the services and programs that the League provides […]

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AWLA Supports World Spay Day

Written on February 1, 2017

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is pleased to support The Humane Society’s 23rd annual World Spay Day initiative by offering significantly discounted (the lowest prices of the year) spay/neuter vouchers during the month of February to low-income residents of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area who can provide proof of an annual household income not exceeding […]

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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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