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Dogs Displaced by Hurricane Harvey Arrive at AWLA

Written on November 7, 2017

Janet Jackson, Truman, Choppa, Bella Luna and Zoe. Five dogs – one story. There’s a sense of normalcy returning to Houston: residents are back to work, businesses are reopening, emergency response teams are leaving, and the city is relishing in their first-ever World Series Championship. But now comes the hard part for many people and […]

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Rabid Raccoons in Arlington

Written on October 26, 2017

Two raccoons found in Arlington County have tested positive for rabies this week. The first raccoon exposure occurred in the 2000 block of Military Road in the Cherrydale neighborhood. The second raccoon exposure occurred on the 2000 block of 6th St S in the Penrose neighborhood. Both exposures were to domestic pets. The most important step […]

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Chief Toussaint Named Virginia Animal Control Officer of the Year

Written on October 19, 2017

Virginia Beach, VA, October 19, 2017. At its annual conference today the Virginia Animal Control Association (VACA) named the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (AWLA) Animal Control Chief, Jennifer Toussaint, the Dr. Kent Roberts Animal Control Officer of the Year.  This award is presented annually to one officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has […]

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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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