• Oct 22, 2020

    1944

    Established by Volunteers

  • Oct 22, 2020

    1949

    Contracted to operate as Arlington County shelter

  • Oct 22, 2020

    1977

    Accredited by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

  • Oct 22, 2020

    1983

    Assumed Arlington Animal Control responsibilities from Arlington County Police Department

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2001

    Completed renovation and expansion of facility to reflect advancement of sheltering best practices

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2010

    Built surgery suite in order to perform spay/neuter surgeries in-house

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2012

    Hired first full-time veterinarian to oversee care of shelter pets

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2016

    Recognized by HSUS as national leader in urban wildlife management

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2017

    Established Kitten College

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2018

    Eliminated the use of breed labels across the shelter in favor of temperament and personality

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2018

    Established Community Animal Response Team (CART) to protect community animals in emergencies

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2019

    Adopted record number pets (2,522) to loving families in a single year

  • Oct 22, 2020

    2020

    Shifted to foster-focused sheltering model with nearly 75% of animals in foster homes

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