Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League touches the lives of more than 6000 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and animals surrendered by their owners. The AWLA is committed to addressing animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community. More information is at www.AlexandriaAnimals.org Guidelines for Use of This Facebook Page Thank you so much for your interest in and support of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria! We’re so excited to share the stories of Alexandria’s animals, as well as our staff, volunteers and community. Commenting Policy: AWLA reserves the right to delete all comments that contain • Offensive language • Personal attacks • Inappropriate comments that target any ethnic, racial or religious group • Spam or certain links to other sites Repeats offenders may be banned from the AWLA Facebook page.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 4:44pm
JAIL BREAK! Casper’s making such great strides – literally – that’s he’s figured out how to escape his temporary enclosure so he can spend more time hanging out with his favorite #AwesomeFosters! Oddly enough, they report that he pretty much stays in his “nest” unless they are around to play.

Can you imagine how chaotic it’s going to be when we have dozens of tiny Caspers in our care, needing the same attention that this wee man is getting each and every day? If you’d like to help us be prepared for our forthcoming flood of newborn kittens, consider signing up to be an #AwesomeFoster today at alexandriaanimals.org/fostering.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 11:20am
This #tinytuesday, meet Emma, a green turtle looking for an aquarium with a view. While turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years, Emma has been here just a fraction of that time, about 15 years, but she would love to help you learn more about her species. For example, her shell is actually made up of dozens of bones all connected together, and it even contains nerve endings. Emma and most other turtles also have excellent eyesight and sense of smell, which is why she’d be happy for an enclosure that keeps her entertained and engaged.

Care to learn more about our terpine pal? Stop by to meet Emma today when we open for adoptions at noon today. Photo courtesy of Shelley Castle Photography.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 5:13pm
This Monday, we have a mystery for you: Where's Casper?

Casper can hide, but at his age and size, it would be bad if he ran off, which is why he is enjoying his nest of comfort inside his Portable Playpen, one of the many supplies we offer to our #AwesomeFosters who are caring for newborn kitties. Do you want to see what else we need to keep kittens like Casper going and growing, as we #FollowAFoster all week long? Check our our wishlist of kitten supplies at AlexandriaAnimals.org/KittenSeason.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria added 2 new photos.Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 2:10pm
Happy Monday from our #PetoftheWeek Gezebelle! This lovely lady is mature, regal and knows exactly what she wants. Most of the time, that's a sunny space to rest and relax, perhaps with another adult feline friend. In her spare time, she's super affectionate, happy to hang out and cuddle with her favorite people. Do you have a spot in the sun and on your couch for our gorgeous gal? Then stop by today to meet our Pet of the Week! Photos courtesy of Shelley Castle Photography.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 10:30am
Look who just joined us at the shelter, perfectly timed for President's Day! This gorgeous bald eagle has been hanging out in the woods behind the building and checking out all of the busy shelter activity.

As a reminder, we will be observing holidays hours today, so we will open for business at 11am and animal visiting and adoptions will run from noon to 5pm. Thanks!

. Read more posts on Facebook