Archive for the ‘News’ Category

December Blog: 1,000th Kitten Arrives at AWLA

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

It was March 20, 2018 – the first day of spring and the unofficial start of kitten season – and local meteorologists were abuzz: DC was expecting to get one of the heaviest, latest March snowstorms on record, with forecasts ranging from 8 to 12 inches of snow. At AWLA, Kitten College Coordinator Marnie Russ […]

Helping Pets Affected by Hurricane Florence

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Another year, another devastating natural disaster. This time, a hurricane right in our backyard. Hurricane Florence smashed into North Carolina on September 14th, leaving a trail of wide-scale destruction. At least 48 deaths were attributed to the storm, which caused an estimated $38 billion dollars of damage, making it the sixth costliest hurricane in US […]

Don’t Let Them Be Misunderstood

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

In case you haven’t been introduced, meet Remy – a calm, friendly senior pup who loves belly rubs and going for long, leisurely walks. Remy may look like a muscle man, but he’s a total softie. He enjoys napping, fetch, eating treats, cuddling, napping, napping (did I mention napping?), and participating in doggie play group […]

Happy New Year from AWLA

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

As we ring in the New Year, we at AWLA wanted to first look back and reflect on everything you’ve helped us accomplish for the animals of Arlington County in 2017. Thanks to you, AWLA…. …established the region’s FIRST neonatal nursery and saved more than 250 kitten lives through our Kitten Academy foster program; …rescued […]

Dogs Displaced by Hurricane Harvey Arrive at AWLA

Tuesday, November 7th, 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 […]

Rabid Raccoons in Arlington

Thursday, October 26th, 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 […]

Chief Toussaint Named Virginia Animal Control Officer of the Year

Thursday, October 19th, 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 […]

Arlington County Bans Ownership of Wild or Exotic Animals

Thursday, September 21st, 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 […]

Pints 4 Paws

Wednesday, September 6th, 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 […]

AWLA Kitten Nursery

Saturday, June 10th, 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 […]