Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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 […]

AWLA Supports World Spay Day

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington is pleased to support The Humane Society’s 23rd annual World Spay Day initiative by offering significantly discounted (the lowest prices of the year) spay/neuter vouchers during the month of February to low-income residents of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area who can provide proof of an annual household income not exceeding […]

Fall Pawpourri, our Annual Report

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Annual Report issue of our newsletter, Pawpourri, is available now. Read about our 96% positive outcome rate for shelter animals, rescued puppy mill dogs, 320 animals fostered, happy adoption stories, and much more.

50% Off Adult Cat Adoptions Oct. 24-29

Monday, October 24th, 2016

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”—Charles Dickens October 29 is National Cat Day, and the League is celebrating by slashing the adoption fee for all cats older than six months. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. We have a shelter full of cats who are waiting for […]