The Animal Welfare League of Arlington reports that 2,444 cats, dogs and small animals were adopted from its shelter during the 12-month period ending June 30.
That’s down slightly from the 2,587 in the preceding year, which may be a positive sign that things are calming down in the get-along-with-COVID world that is now being experienced.
In preliminary data reported Aug. 3, the organization also reported that 1,341 pets were transferred to its care from other shelters or rescue organization, while 1,881 were placed into temporary foster homes through the aid of volunteers.
As part of the organization’s Pet Pantry program, 2,201 pets received supplies, food and litter, well up from 1,400 a year before and perhaps indicating declining economic conditions.
During the year, just under $64,700 was granted to owners of pets to provide assistance with emergency and chronic veterinary care. That’s in line with a year before.
In addition, a total of 2,443 wildlife-related calls were received and responded to by the organization’s Animal Control Team.
The Animal Welfare League of Arlington provides services to the community under contract with the Arlington government. For information, see the Website at www.awla.org.