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8 Cats Rescued from Truck
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
recently rescued eight cats that were abandoned in a truck for at least five days without food or water. These kitties were in terrible shape when our Animal Control Officers responded to the scene. They were all dehydrated
and very thin. Our veterinarian and staff have been caring for them and monitoring each of them closely.
The Animal Control Officers investigated and tracked down the owner of the cats and served him with 16 criminal summons for cruelty/abandonment. The AWLA now has custody of the cats and we plan to adopt them to wonderful homes as soon as they are healthy enough.
FEATURED ANIMAL ARCHIVE:
8 Cats Rescued from Truck - The Animal Welfare League of Alexandriarecently rescued eight cats that were abandoned in a truck for at least five days without food or water. These kitties were in terrible shape when our Animal Control Officers responded to the scene. They were all dehydrated and very thin. Our veterinarian and staff have been caring for them […] Paisley - Meet Paisley! Paisley’s story is one that teaches us how a little time and patience can help even the shyest little cat show his true colors! Paisley came to the AWLA as an extremely frightened little cat, and his previous owners explained that while he loved their cat and dogs, he was terrified of the […] Meet Dublin! - Dublin has been adopted! In January, a concerned citizen called the Alexandria Police Department to report that a dog had been tied outside all day. Our Animal Services team responded to the call and found Dublin, an 11-year old Cocker Spaniel that was in need of medical attention. Dublin’s owners decided to surrender him to […] Meet Biscuit! - Two months ago, Biscuit, a beautiful one and a half year old domestic short hair, arrived at VCA Alexandria in a lot of pain. His owners told the veterinarian on staff that he had been “acting painful”, and hadn’t been eating for several days. When the veterinarian examined Biscuit, it was clear that he had a […] Slade - Another Thankful Animal The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is continuing our appreciation of our supporters with the “Month of Thankful Animals” by telling Slade’s story. In September, Slade, a six-month-old, female kitten, was found in the middle of a road in Alexandria. She was very scared and obviously disoriented. The good Samaritan […] Luna’s Jump - Luna is a one-year-old spayed female indoor cat who jumped out of a first floor balcony two days before Thanksgiving and severely fractured her leg. The fracture was so severe that amputation was the best treatment. Luna went to Paws, Purrs, and Exotics for the amputation of her fractured leg. Even though Luna didn’t land on all four paws […] Mable’s Journey - A few months ago, several dogs were transferred to the AWLA by the Humane Society of the United States. The dogs had been rescued from hoarding case in rural Mississippi, and had spent most, if not all, of their lives living outdoors. Mable was one of the dogs we received as a part this rescue. When […] Twinkie - Twinkie is as sweet as can be…maybe even sweeter than the delicious dessert! She has beautiful green eyes that glow just as vibrantly as her spectacular personality; Twinkie doesn’t need to resort to meowing to get the attention she deserves. This graceful kitty is not just a treat for the eyes, she is softer and […] Shaggy Will Get Surgery - Shaggy needs surgery to repair her bad heart. She has the same condition as little Peking who recently had surgery and has fully recovered. Shaggy had her original electrocardiogram at Del Ray Veterinary Clinic and will have her surgery at Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Clinic. Care for our shelter animals with severe medical problems is made possible […] Marilyn’s Life Has Changed - From this life to this! Marilyn is one of the eleven dogs that we now have that were rescued by HSUS from a horrible situation in Mississippi. These dogs were neglected and suffered from multiple medical issues. When Marilyn arrived at AWLA, she was so frightened that she had been too scared to use the […] Zara – Joins the Police Department - Dog from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Joins the Police Department Shelter Dog to become a Police Canine this Week (Vote for Zara HERE) ALEXANDRIA, Va.—A young female Belgian Malinois, turned into the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) by her owner in September 2013, will graduate from the Alexandria Police Department’s Basic K-9 […] Rescued Kittens - AWLA saves kittens from fire truck! Early this afternoon, a team of Alexandria firefighters had responded to a service call in a fire truck that they had picked up from the mechanic the day before. After the call, as is the procedure, one of the firefighters went to remove the wheel stop and discovered a […] Puppy Peking - 7/14/14 Update: You all have helped raise the funds needed for us to schedule Peking’s life saving heart surgery! The surgeons could only give us an estimate for her surgery and predicted that it may be more especially with her aftercare – but from the amount of support we have received, we are confident […] Xena - With a name like Xena, it’s understandable if the term ‘Warrior Princess’ pops into your mind. But while our Xena might be a princess, she is the furthest away from a ‘warrior’ that you can get! This 5 year old Boxer mix loves nothing more than a day filled with rawhides and snuggles, and will […]
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