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.
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.
It doesn’t cost anything to adopt Jordan. The 13-month-old brown and white spotted male cat is currently up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“Jordan is a goofy cat who loves flopping all over the place to show off his belly when playing,” said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter. “He also enjoys rubbing noses with his human foster family.”
Jordan is currently staying with one of the AWLA’s “Awesome Fosters,” so if you’d like to learn more about his and schedule time to meet him, email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
Biscotti might be past her kittenish antics, but the 10-year-old black-and-white cat is super sweet and available for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“You don’t need to worry about her needing a lot of toys or climbing up your curtains,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “She’s far happier hanging out with her human friends and settling in for some chin rubs and ear scratches.”
Biscotti’s adoption fees have been covered by a generous donor.
To schedule time to meet her, email the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria at [email protected] or call 703-746-4774.
An avalanche of cats might be a catastrophe, but adopting one named “Avalanche” is an entirely different matter altogether.
Avalanche is a 20-month-old female brown tabby who loves to cuddle, and is up for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“She also loves toys, especially pipe cleaners and wand toys, but of course, feather wands are a toy for two, and Avalanche is looking for that special someone to join her for a rousing game,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said. “She can get a little exuberant when playing, so would love a family with older children or cat-savvy owners.”
Learn more about Avalanche and schedule time to meet her virtually at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
Onyx, 8-year-old black male cat, is up for adoption via the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
“A vigilant protector, Onyx may not be a lap cat but prefers to sit near to his favorite people, to ensure they are safe from attackers, but not too far that they can’t give him all the attention he asks for,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Don’t worry, Onyx will let you know when it’s enough.”
Onyx’s adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor, so he can’t wait to meet his new family. Learn how to meet him virtually by visiting AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has a clever cat on its hands. Remus, a three-year-old male black cat, has learned a number of tricks with clicker training.
“Just like a dog, cats can learn tricks through clicker-training, and Remus is such a clever cookie that he’s been doing just that,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “In exchange for learning tricks like Sit, Spin, and High Five, Remus has been teaching the staff at the AWLA how to give treats, give more treats, and don’t stop giving treats.”
The male domestic short-haired cats are up for adoption with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. They’re both shy cats, but an inseparable friendship helps them feel more confident, said AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter.
“Currently, the are running our Adoption office, but they would be happy to translate these skills into their new home, including closet reorganization, sorting out under the bed, checking on the tops of the highest cabinets – there’s no limit when they can do it together,” Hardter said.
Hardter added, “While this duo can be a bit shy, they also help each other feel more confident, and when you make friends with one of the boys, his brother is sure to come around soon.”
Learn more about how to meet Nugget and Lil Bit at AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
Atlas wants to be your only pet, and is up for adoption through the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
The seven-year-old black-and-white cat would prefer not to live with other pets, AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter said.
“Atlas will rub up against you for pets and ear scratches, and he won’t stop until he’s gotten all the attention he so deserves,” she said. “You’ll hear Atlas before you see him, because he lures everyone who comes to the AWLA toward his kennel with a series of loud meows to let you know that he is ready to play.”
Atlas’ adoption fees have already been paid by a generous donor. Visit AlexandriaAnimals.org/Adopt-
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