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 Alexandria added 2 new photos.Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:40pm
#UPDATE You may remember Faith, who came to the AWLA from a South Korean meat farm more than a year ago. Faith and some of the other dogs who traveled with her had been on that farm since birth, and they did not know how to interact with other dogs or with people. Our amazing behavioral team has been working closely with Faith to teach her to trust and feel comfortable with people, though she is still unsure how she feels about the human experience. She knows we are an excellent source of tasty treats, but she’s not sure what else we’re asking of her.

We want Faith to be able to live the life of a pet, to know what it feels like to be loved and to love a human companion. We realize that Faith’s experiences make this hard for her, which is why yesterday she took a trip to stay with a specialty trainer for several weeks, to live in her home and interact with her dogs. Faith wasn’t so sure at first about her upcoming trip, but by last night, she had already settled in. We are looking forward to more updates from the trainer, with the ultimate goal of finding the best placement for Faith.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaThursday, September 21st, 2017 at 1:50pm
Nikko is happy to celebrate #Purrsday from his purr-ch of comfort. This one-year-old cutie is currently ruling the roost in one of our cat rooms, but he would be happy to reign anywhere - from your favorite chair, seated on the windowsill, on top of that one bookshelf – Nikko is sure he can be regal from wherever he decides. If your house is lacking a feline emperor, consider nominating Nikko today.

Photo courtesy of Alison Lane Photography.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaThursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:40am
Are you looking for a star of a dog to brighten your life? Sirrius is a sweet ray of light who would be happy to be your guide. This charming Beauceron boy knows lots of tricks, and he’d love to show off his Sit if you’re willing to share your treats. Don’t be fooled by his Sirrius – er, serious – face; once he gets to know you, our dog star has a radiant grin. Come by and meet our Canis Major when we open for adoptions at noon today.

Photo courtesy of Alison Lane Photography.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 3:15pm
Captivating Xander asks, where are all my adoring fans? Unfortunately for Xander, we are closed for adoptions on Wednesdays, so his regular crowd of onlookers are not with him today; however, we open for adoptions tomorrow at noon if you’d like to join the fan club of this stunning green-eyed beauty.
Photo courtesy of Alison Lane Photography.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 11:10am
It’s certainly a #happytail for bonded bunny pair Sugar and Snap, who were found abandoned in July, but by August, had joined their new family for a life of leporine luxury. As part of their new home, they get regular playtime around the house and even have a three-story bunny condo, which they both agree definitely beats the box in which they were originally found. Congratulation to Sugar, Snap and their new family!

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