Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Thank you for a fantastic year!

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Dear AWLA Family, July 1st marked the start of AWLA’s new fiscal year. Apart from a clean slate, a new fiscal year serves as a reminder for us, as a shelter, to reflect upon the past twelve months. Needless to say, it’s been quite the ride… Luckily, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have you by […]

Fosters Save Lives – You Can Too!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Hi everyone! When I began working at AWLA two years ago, I quickly discovered that the best part of my job is that no two days are alike. I work with an amazing team of people who have my back and I am beyond grateful for their dedication and commitment to our mission of “improving […]

Animal Care & Control Week

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Today marks the start of Animal Care and Control Week, a week of appreciation designed to give recognition to those hard working people who provide critical animal-related services to our community. For AWLA, every Animal Care and Control Week is special, but this year more so than usual. While many of us are at home […]

Temporary Virtual Adoption Process

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

AWLA is excited to announce that we are opening our adoption program with virtual adoptions! Although we are closed to the public, we still want to give the animals in our care the opportunity to find their new families while still adhering to social distancing . To do that, we’ll be setting our shelter pets […]

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Hello there! During these stressful times, many of you are relying on your pets for comfort as much as they rely on you. It is hard to put into words how much a dog, cat, or other furry or feathered companion can make things better. When I have a bad day, I absolutely cannot stay […]

We Are Proud To Serve You

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Neighbors and Friends, When I became your Chief of Animal Control in 2016, I also assumed the role of Incident Commander of the Arlington County Community Animal Response Team (CART) and have dedicated myself to learning as much as possible about emergency preparedness and disaster response. Although I did it in preparation for a natural […]

Community Kindness Cards

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Support pets and people in your community with our Community Kindness Card! Inspired by the #ViralKindness coronavirus support cards created in England, AWLA is proud to offer a version that includes options for helping neighbors with pets. If you are healthy and looking for a way to support your community during these extraordinary times, please do […]

How Are You Doing? A Message from our Community Support Director

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Hi AWLA Family, How are you doing in self-isolation? Like many of you, I’m a working parent of humans and pets trying to figure out what pandemic life looks like for us. My house is SO full right now. Two adults working from home, a two-year-old human, two dogs, a cat, and a leopard gecko. […]

We’re Here For You

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but with the world in its current upside down, inside out state, I am taking greater comfort than ever from my pets. I have two dogs and two cats and as I work from home, my dogs sit by my feet and follow me wherever I go. Make […]

Saving A Cat Named Cupid

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

CUPID UPDATE: 3/6/2020 Today was a very special day – Cupid found his new home! His new mom and dad were SO excited to meet Cupid and make him a part of the family. He was purring and giving them head-butts right away, and we wish him all the best in his new home. They […]