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Betty doesn’t subscribe to the notion that black cats crossing paths are bad luck.

The nine-year-old female black medium-haired cat is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Betty is definitely channeling her zen vibe,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. ” She’s not the kind of cat you’ll find climbing the curtains; her preferred perch is on the couch, by your side, maybe taking in a Netflix binge of Midsomer Murders.”

Learn more and schedule time to meet Betty by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774.

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Baby likes her independence.

The three-year-old gray tabby is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. She might have a “resting grump face,” but doesn’t mean it.

“Once she gets to know her new friends, she loves to be by your side, enjoying watching you read or taking in the latest stories on TV — even if her face doesn’t show it,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “She’s the kind of cat who is comfortable doing her own thing and doesn’t always need to be by your side – though she does enjoy some good ear and chin scratches when you are hanging out.”

Baby is spending time with a foster family, and her adoption fees have been paid by a generous donor. Schedule time to meet Baby from her foster home by emailing [email protected]AlexandriaAnimals.org or by calling 703-746-4774.

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Coal loves to play games, especially hide-and-seek.

The two-year-old female black domestic short-haired cat is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter says that Coal has an encouraging personality.

“She’s always ready with a gentle head butt to let you know when you are scratching her chin just right,” Hardter said. “When Coal determines she’s the house panther for you, consider yourself lucky, because you have made a friend for life.”

Coal is currently staying with an AWLA foster caregiver, so to learn more about her and schedule time to meet her from her foster home, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774 (opt. 2).

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Maven loves to watch birds and squirrels from the window of his foster home.

The two-year-old brown tabby seems shy at first, but opens up when he’s excited, says Gina Hardter, spokesperson for the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

“Maven loves to share with his friends how thrilled he is about mealtime, a new crinkly ball or the happenings outside the window,” Hardter said.

Maven is staying with an AWLA foster caregiver, and to learn more about him, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774 (option 2).

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Boots, a 5-year-old male black and white domestic short-haired cat with white spats, is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

He’s a bit shy when you first meet him, but warms up fast, says AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.

“His favorite thing is head scratches,” Hardter said. “Boots is also an energetic gent who loves to spend some of that energy playing with his toys, especially pipe cleaners.”

Boots is currently available from an AWLA foster home, but you can learn more about him or schedule time to meet him by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774 (opt. 2).

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Toys, treats and neck rubs — Kitty knows what he wants.

The four-year-old gray and white male domestic short-haired cat is up for adoption with the Animal Welfare league of Alexandria.

“Once Kitty gets to know you, be prepared for a loyal companion,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “Kitty is also a keen observer, fascinated as much by the people around him as the birds out the window, and he can’t wait to see what he can…well, see from the vantage point of his new home.”

Hardter said Kitty is a fan of all kinds of toys, treats and head and neck rubs.

Schedule time to meet Kitty at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-by-Appointment.

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Nobody is quite sure why, but Lars has lived at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria for a while without being adopted.

The two-year-old male gray and while domestic short-haired cat has been staying with a foster family lately.

“Lars is the perfect Office Administrator for a work-at-home lifestyle,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXNow. “If you’re at your desk, Lars wants to be right by your side…or on your desk…or your keyboard, helping you along every step of the way.”

Lars’ adoption fees have been pre-paid by a generous donor, so if you’d like to learn more about meeting him in his foster home, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.

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Malt is always dressed to impress.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria says that the adoption fee has been covered for the three-year-old male black and white “tuxedo” cat.

“Malt is an energetic young cat who loves chasing wand toys, climbing to the top of ‘Mount Cat Tower’ and watching the world go by from his windowed enclosure at the AWLA,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Although he’d love it even more from a window at his own house.”

Malt is a cat of adult tastes and would prefer a family of adults or children older than 16, Hardter said.

Schedule time to meet him virtually or in-person by emailing [email protected] or calling 703-746-4774.

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The AWLA’s Spring Fling adoption event is on Saturday, May 14. (Via AWLA)

Looking for a companion? On Saturday (May 14), the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is opening its doors for its annual Spring Fling adoption event.

The adoption event allows folks to name their own adoption fee for the AWLA’s adoptable cats, dogs and small animals in their care.

Among those animals is Liberty, a two-year-old male, black medium-haired cat.

“Liberty doesn’t know just how handsome he is, with his striking black fur and gorgeous green eyes, and we don’t think we’re going to tell him,” Gina Hardter of the AWLA told ALXnow. “It would spoil his sweet and humble nature.”

The adoption event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the AWLA, which is located at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue.

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Cookie, a three-year-old Border Collie, was found by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. (Via AWLA)

Missing a pet in Alexandria?

Cookie, a three-year-old Border Collie was recently found on N. Payne Street in Old Town, and parakeet Viola was discovered near Sanger Avenue and Derby Court.

The Animal Welfare League currently has four stray animals in its shelter — two dogs, a cat and a bird. These companions are designated as strays for up to 10 days before they are put through AWLA’s evaluation process to be adopted. During that time, AWLA releases photos of the pets with descriptions on its website, social media and on local sites like Nextdoor.

“We hope that we’re able to reconnect these animals to their homes,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “We know sometimes people don’t necessarily know or don’t think of how to reconnect with a pet once they’re out of your home. So, we just try and get the information out there in as many ways as possible.”

If you’ve lost a pet or have information on one, call AWLA at 703-746-4774.

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