Thursday, August 23, 2012
The event includes the raffle of a $1,250 diamond necklace, with all proceeds going to Mutts Matter.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes donate to charity, and they often give to the large, name brand organizations with big marketing budgets. Everyone can rally around the fight to cure cancer, help kids in need or support victims of natural disasters, and all of these things are very worthy and important causes. What’s not as common, however, is to see prominent businesses get behind local dog rescue. Rescue groups like Mutts Matter get most of their corporate sponsorships from companies in the pet industry that understand the importance of rescue and know the hard, sad facts – that five to seven million animals enter the shelter system each year, and over four million don’t make it out. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit rescue, Mutts …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is offering discounts and holding adoption events through Sept. 11.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is hosting a "Back-to-School Adoption Event" at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter from now until Sept. 11. During this period, the organization is offering adoption discounts on its adoptable pets. Aug. 15-21: Rush Week You have the opportunity to become an AWLA adopter and meet "brothers" and "sisters" from Delta Omicron Gamma (DOG) and Kappa Alpha Tau (KAT). AWLA is also holding a Canine Cruise on Thursday, Aug. 16 featuring AWLA alumni. During Rush Week, adoption fees are reduced by 50 percent for members of DOG and KAT. Fees for small animals will be offered at a 25 percent underclassmen discount. Aug. 22-28: Fill Your Empty Nest Are the kids suddenly all grown up? If they've left for …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sweet Carolina is an affectionate, playful and good-natured Bassett Hound mix in search of a loving home.
Meet sweet Carolina, an adorable Bassett Hound/Border Collie mix with a friendly disposition and an engaging spirit. Carolina is not your typical laid-back Bassett Hound; she still has a nice mix of youthful energy and playfulness to share with her new family. She’s only about a year-and-a-half old and weighs 28 pounds, has a sweet smile, big brown eyes, cute floppy ears and a gorgeous, shiny black-and-white coat. She is a friendly, affectionate pup who would be great with kids and other dogs, and is always up for a new adventure. Carolina was rescued out of a shelter in rural South Carolina after being seized by Animal Control and removed from her home. She was diagnosed and treated for heartworm, which is transmitted by mosquitos and …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Council presents organization with a proclamation.
On Tuesday evening, the Alexandria City Council presented the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria with a proclamation honoring the 65th anniversary of its charter. “This organization raises a great deal of money to have the kind of shelter and programs we do,” Councilwoman Del Pepper said. “I like to think we’re the best.” Through its work promoting pet adoptions, assistance in spaying and neutering animals, education and community service efforts, the AWLA plays a huge part in managing the pet population of not just Alexandria but in neighboring communities as well. As part of the organization’s contract with the city, it operates the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, a top-notch facility accepting any and all animals. Lawson, a former …