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Leash Up for the 2016 Walk for the Animals

Written on March 28, 2016

Citizens and Canines will take one step at a time to help homeless animals Hundreds of animal enthusiasts and their pups will pound the pavement to support homeless animals at Arlington’s largest pet-centered event— AWLA’s Walk for the Animals on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, rain or shine, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Bluemont […]

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Rabid Raccoon Found in North Arlington

Written on March 25, 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 picked up a dead raccoon in the 1800 block of N. Underwood Street near Benjamin Banneker Park on March 21. When it was […]

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March Fund Run

Written on March 7, 2016

Join Team Rescue Tails, the official athletic club for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, in our first monthly “Fund Run/Walk.” These monthly walks will help support the Woody and Mickey Healthy Pet Fund, a fund that pays for emergency medical care for shelter pets. The first Fund Run will take place Saturday, March 19 […]

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Rabid Raccoon Found in North Arlington

Written on March 3, 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. After receiving calls on Sunday, February 28 about a sick raccoon, an animal control officer captured a sick looking raccoon in the 3700 block of N. Military […]

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Spay Day 2016

Written on January 29, 2016

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is pleased to support The Humane Society’s annual World Spay Day initiative by offering significantly discounted (the lowest prices of the year) spay/neuter vouchers during the month of February to residents of the Washington, D.C. Metro area who have an annual household income of $60,000 or less. Last year, […]

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AWLA and the National Kitten Coalition Launch Training Program to Increase the Survival Rates of Rescue Kittens

Written on January 8, 2016

  The Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA) has joined forces with the National Kitten Coalition (NKC); a nationally recognized leader in the field of neonatal kitten care, to prepare, train and support volunteers interested in fostering these tiny babies. When neonatal kittens (less than five weeks old) are brought into shelters, many are forced […]

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This Holiday Season “Adopt, Don’t Shop”

Written on November 21, 2015

Receive special incentives for adoption Black Friday through Dec. 23 The Animal Welfare League of Arlington  will offer special incentives for anyone who adopts a new best friend from Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Also, adoptions on December 19, 20, 21, and 23 will be eligible to have their new pets delivered to […]

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Meowlloween October 24-31

Written on October 27, 2015

Black cats (and mostly black cats) 50% off!

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Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington to Host 8th Annual PawCasso Event

Written on October 6, 2015

Charity Art Auction to benefit local shelter animals  ARLINGTON, Va. –Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and Animal Welfare League of Arlington will cohost PawCasso presented by Urban Pace, an annual charity art auction on Saturday, November 7th from 6p.m.-11p.m. at historic Terminal A at Reagan National Airport. All proceeds from the event will directly support Homeward […]

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Animal Welfare League of Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Written on July 2, 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, […]

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