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Leash Up for the 2016 Walk for the Animals

Monday, March 28th, 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 […]

Rabid Raccoon Found in North Arlington

Friday, March 25th, 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 […]

March Fund Run

Monday, March 7th, 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 […]

Rabid Raccoon Found in North Arlington

Thursday, March 3rd, 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 […]

Spay Day 2016

Friday, January 29th, 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, […]

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

Friday, January 8th, 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 […]

This Holiday Season “Adopt, Don’t Shop”

Saturday, November 21st, 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 […]

Meowlloween October 24-31

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Leads Animal Shelters in Lives Saved

Thursday, July 2nd, 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, […]

AWLA Leashes Up for 20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (April 30, 2015)—People and their pooches will take one-step at a time to support shelter animals at one of Northern Virginia’s largest pet-centered events—20th Annual Walk for the Animals & Pet Fest on Saturday, May 9, 2015 (rain or shine) at Bluemont Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. This event not only unifies […]