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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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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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