Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Clear the Shelters July 23

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

For the second year, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington will participate in the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” adoption event on July 23. Nearly 20,000 pets found their forever homes in 2015, when some 400 animal shelters across the country partnered with NBC Owned Television Stations and the Telemundo Station Group. The shelter will be open […]

Positive Outcomes Reach 96%

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Last year the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA), Arlington County’s only animal shelter, announced a positive outcome rate for shelter animals of 95%, far exceeding national standards. That means that the percentage of companion animals that were either adopted, returned to their owners, or transferred to one of AWLA’s network of rescue and rehabilitation […]

AWLA Calendar Contest

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

It’s back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! It’s time to submit your pet’s photo in the 2017 AWLA Calendar Contest. This year, every photo that is entered in the contest will be featured in the calendar. Everyone’s a winner! Each submission is $25, and after that, every $1 donation counts as one vote, […]

Arlington is a Wild Neighbors Community

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has recently selected the Animal Welfare League of Arlington as a Wild Neighbors Community. We are one of only five pilot communities selected across the nation, including Arlington, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Washington, D.C.  We were selected because we are a community with a proven track record […]

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 […]