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Local Animals Visit Capitol Hill For Adoption Event

Local Animals Visit Capitol Hill For Adoption Event

Looking to adopt a furry little friend this summer? Next Tuesday, July 24, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria will be bringing adoptable animals to Capitol Hill for the ASPCA’s Paws for Celebration event.

Several local shelters and rescue groups will be attending with dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens up for adoption.

The awareness event will take place in the Cannon Caucus Room in the Cannon House Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Foster Monday: Pagent

Foster Monday: Pagent

This week we get to know Pagent! Pagent has come out of her shell under the foster care of WHS volunteer Kirsten Stade and family. Help us find Pagent a great forever home this week!

Meet Pagent, a sweet, silly, lovable little pup who loves to cuddle, play with other dogs or by herself, and go for hikes and swims. When Pagent first came to the adoption center, she was so shy she barely wanted to be handled. We don't know why she was so timid, but we do know that once she came into foster care, she came out of her shell with breakneck speed. Though she still is a tad cautious with new people and not a big fan of loud noises, she is overall just a typical happy puppy—running around with her canine "brothers," following her foster people around the house, welcoming of affection and play time. True to her lab roots, she loves to play in the water. She already shows promise as a swimmer, and even enjoys kayaking!

For Lennox Barnes

By Lisa LaFontaine, President and CEO, Washington Humane Society

Lennox Barnes’s life has come to a sad and bitter end. His story is heartbreaking and infuriating, with one part incomprehensible bureaucratic righteousness and three parts love, humanity and the shared will for profound change.

For those who haven’t heard, the details of his short life are achingly tragic. In May 2010, Lennox Barnes was taken from his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. All indications are that he was a model citizen – he had no known history of bad behavior, and no aggressive or violent actions in his past.

Cool Cats, Hot Deal: Meet Your Match At 4Paws Rescue's Special Event

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA) - If you're planning to add a cat or kitten to your family this summer, the 4Paws Rescue Team of Merrifield, Va., has got a deal for you.

This Saturday July 14, 4Paws Rescue is holding a special, reduced fee, adoption fair. If you find that purrfect feline who's just been waiting for you, your reward will be huge: fees for adult cats 5 years and older will be discounted by 50% ($47.50) --yes that's half off!

And if your home and heart are big enough for two purring friends, the adoption fees for adult bonded pairs will also be cut by 50% ($95)--again, that's half off,  way better double coupons at a supermarket.

These generous discounts will still be honored for all qualifying cats, even if they don't attend Saturday's fair--you may find them on the 4Paws website, by clicking here for the online adoption fair-- but you, the adopter, need to be present to qualify for this limited time deal.