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Go For The Gold, Adopt A Summer Olympicat

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) - The Summer Olympics are just over a month away, and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is getting into the spirit by hosting its very own Summer Olympicats Adoption Event.

It's also a celebration of June, the official Adopt a Shelter Cat month, with cats such as Bianca (pictured) ready and waiting for a forever home. The Summer Olympicats Adoption Event headlines this important time in the feline calendar, and runs throughout June, with adoption fees waived on all cats ages two and older.

If you're a prospective adopter, first-time cat owner, current cat owner, or an animal lover in general, you're invited to meet the world-class "cathletes" at the shelter. The AWLA staff is available to help adopters select the right winning cats for their homes.

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

The Foster Experience
By Kirsten Stade, WHS Volunteer

My boyfriend Florian and I have been fostering dogs in the DC area since early 2008, first with several rescue groups and now with the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  These four years have contained their share of urine-stained furniture; shredded electronics, upholstery, and a passport; uprooted landscaping; and seemingly futile efforts at peacekeeping in a household with what some would say is too many critters under one roof. But above the sometimes deafening chaos, I have never questioned what I believe is a defining truth: fostering animals is the most important thing I can do in this lifetime.

WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

Meet wonderful Washington Humane Society alumni this week! Want a new way to see more happy endings? This month we are celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Adopt your new best feline friend for no adoption fee during June (cats age 2 and older)!


“It's been a long time since I gave you an update on Bam's progress—he is doing amazing as you will see in his picture! He visits the vet and scores great in all around health and he continues to amaze me each and every day. He is now without a doubt my perfect companion.”
-Andrew Thompson  

Read more about Bam’s story in our Winter Scoop newsletter.