Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals
Fall fundraiser benefiting all creatures, great and small.
WHAT: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) will host the first-ever Alexandria Shelter Walk for Homeless Animals. The new event will raise awareness about pet overpopulation in Alexandria and surrounding areas, and the thousands of homeless animals the AWLA cares for each year until they find permanent homes. The Walk will also raise critical funds to support the many AWLA programs that combat animal homelessness, promote responsible pet car, and match a variety of shelter animals with loving adopters. The 1.5 mile walk begins at Market Square in historic Old Town Alexandria and walkers will stroll through neighborhoods once walked by George Washington. Visit www.AlexandriaAnimals.org/Walk for more informaiton.
WHO: The event is open to the public and online registration will open in summer of 2012. Dogs are welcome and participants with cats and other small animals at home are encouraged to represent their companion animals at the event. The event is open to members of the media, who should register prior to the event with Patrick Cole, Director of Communications and Outreach, at pcole@AlexandriaAnimals.org
WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Market Square in Old Town
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Patrick Cole
Director of Communications and Outreach
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
About the 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 provides care for more than 3,500 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and animals surrendered by their owners. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community.