“Bark” to School Night
Open house adoption event and awards presentation
WHAT: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is hosting a “Bark” to School Night adoption event at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter. The night kicks off the final week in the AWLA’s Back-to-School Adoption Event, which has helped animals find homes in time for the new academic year through various promotions and adoption discounts. There will also be a brief awards ceremony to recognize two young entrepreneurs who raised money for the AWLA during the summer. Between September 6 and September 11, adopters donating animal supplies at the shelter will receive a 50% discount on adoption fees for all adult animals.
WHO: The event is open to the public and members of the media. Julia Burke and Virginia Kane, two 7th graders, will be recognized for their summer fundraising efforts.
WHEN: Thursday, September 6, 2012, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter
4101 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
VISUALS: Dozens of adoptable dogs, cats, and small animals will be on view and looking for adopters to take them home. Julia Burke and Virginia Kane will present the AWLA with a check for over $1,000, which they raised this summer by baking and selling “pupcakes” to the public, and receive awards for their outstanding work. The AWLA will be collecting shelter supplies and cutting adoption fees on adult animals in half for all donors. Light refreshments will be served.
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.