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ArlingtonShelter reports record year for pet adoptions

Shelter reports record year for pet adoptions

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The Animal Welfare League of Arlington found homes for a record-breaking number of dogs, cats and small animals during the fiscal year ending June 30, the organization announced on July 1.

A total of 2,587 animals “were adopted into loving families and brought much-needed laughs, love and comfort” during a tumultuous time, said Animal Welfare League CEO Sam Wolbert.

Also during the year:

• Nearly 2,100 animals were placed into temporary foster homes while being prepared for adoption.
• Nearly 300 pets were spayed or neutered through the shelter’s low-cost program.
• More than 1,400 pets received litter, supplies and other materials through the Pet Pantry program.
• Nearly $66,000 was granted to pet owners who needed assistance with emergency and chronic veterinary care.

In reporting the year-end totals, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington also announced it had set a goal of $100,000 for its 2021 “Walk for the Animals,” to be held Sept. 12. Early-bird registration, which includes a T-shirt, is $30 and runs through July 16.

For information, see the Website at www.awla.org.

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