Washington Animal Rescue League’s Open House
The Washington Animal Rescue League opened it’s doors to all on Sunday December 4th much to the delight of those who were interested in adopting a pet, having a photo of their pet taken with Santa, or simply wanting to participate in the festivities with fellow pet lovers and prospective adoptee dogs and cats.
Jim Monsma, Chief Communications Officer greeted guests as they arrived, and in the holiday spirit offered roasted chestnuts to the hundreds of visitors who streamed throughout the facility all day long.
One of the volunteers helping out at the Open House was Kamila Chase. This actually was her first day volunteering for WARL, and her first assignment of the day was to socialize with Karlena a female shepherd mix. Kamila lives in DC with her dog Lipsi, named after the Greek island on which she was found. She explained that, “Lipsi is Greek, but she speaks Czech”.
One of the prospective adopters touring the facility, Sharon Goldberg, spent time in the room designed for small dogs. And, one very sweet dog in particular, Teeko, appeared to be pulling hard on her heartstrings.
The day proved to be festive for all who attended, and the Open House resulted in many more dogs and cats finding forever homes.
The Washington Animal Rescue League located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW Washington, DC 20011 is a wonderful place. Their staff and corps of volunteers are welcoming, caring and dedicated to finding forever homes for dogs and cats in need.
Founded in 1914, the League is the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia. Its mission continues to evolve as conditions change and animals face new and different challenges, but the core of that mission remains unchanged: The mission of the Washington Animal Rescue League is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. We are committed to strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond by supporting animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.
For more information on The Washington Animal Rescue League please visit their website at: