Ricasso, known to his friends as Rico, made international headlines for his tail painting antics and has raised enough money that all adult adoptions at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) are currently free.
“All of our adult animals have their adoption fees waived, so that’s nearly 35 who are available right now,” said Gina Hardter, spokesperson for AWLA. “That number can change based on animals adopted and new animals coming into the shelter through the end of the year.”
Rico himself is still adoptable as well at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter (4101 Eisenhower Avenue).
“He hasn’t let it make his head big (or at least, bigger),” Hardter said in an email. “He’s still the same shy, sweet-natured pup, and he has a special message for his special someone this ‘pawliday’ season.”
After a busy weekend full of an art auction, greeting fans and long walks, Rico took a few days to relax and reflect….
Photos courtesy Animal Welfare League of Alexandria