Howl-O-Ween in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Costumed Canines to Compete for Howl-O-Ween Prizes

Alexandria, Virginia area dogs will be showing off Halloween costumes and competing for prizes, including for the spookiest, funniest, and most original costumes and most/least enthusiastic pet at the annual Doggie Costume Contest ‘Howl-O-Ween’ hosted by Hotel Monaco Alexandria – A Kimpton Hotel and Jackson 20 to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).

Steve Rudin of ABC 7 News will be the emcee. Megan Webb, Executive Director of Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Charlie, Alexandria’s 2017 Animal of the Year will be the judges.

Register to enter the contest here!

This Happy Hour event will feature Halloween-themed cocktails and light bites, as well as contestants strutting down the “catwalk” while competing for “Most Glamorous Get-Up”, “Best Dressed Couple”, and the prestigious, “Top Dog” Award. Winners will receive fabulous prizes, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels and local restaurants.

NOTE: Registration fees benefit AWLA; Hotel Monaco and Jackson 20 restaurant are donating 10 percent of happy-hour food and beverage sales to the AWLA.

Animal Welfare League Offering Reward for Information about Neglected Dog

This is an update to this post. On Sunday, August 14, 2016, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) was contacted by a couple who had discovered a dog abandoned in a crate under a bush on Patrick Street in Old Town Alexandria. The crate was extremely dirty, containing feces and urine. The dog, a black and brown male Yorkshire terrier mix wearing a purple collar with no tags or microchip, was transported to VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital for emergency care. An examination of the non-responsive animal revealed a dog, coat matted with filth, suffering from dehydration and labored breathing–a possible case of severe heatstroke. Despite expert veterinary treatment, the dog could not be revived . AWLA has requested a necropsy to confirm the cause of death.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is asking the public for any information about the identity of this dog and is now offering a $2500 reward (up from $1,000) for any facts that lead to the successful conviction and prosecution of the person(s) responsible.

Anyone who would like to contribute to the AWLA End Animal Abuse & Neglect Fund candonate online or by mail to AWLA/EAAN Fund, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.

This fund is used to provide rewards in criminal investigations of animal abuse and neglect and to provide veterinary care for animals rescued from these situations. It is important to emphasize that in situations of extreme heat, animals should not be left unattended or without access to water. The AWLA asks that rather than allowing an animal to suffer in the city of Alexandria, it be brought to the shelter for assistance.

For more information, please contact Chief Brian Rees of Animal Services at 703-746-5582.

Foster's Grille - Outside
Foster’s Grille, located at 2004 Eisenhower Avenue in the Eisenhower East neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, is hosting a ‘Yappy Hour’ fundraiser TONIGHT at 5:30 PM benefiting the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA).

The ‘Yappy Hour’ event will be held rain or Shine. FREE fries, onion rings and dog treats! Happy Hour prices on beer.

No dog is needed to attend. During ‘Yappy Hour’, come out and meet some adorable adoptable candidates from AWLA.

Admission is FREE to Eisenhower Partnership members, guests and non-members. Registration is not required.

All donations to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Kitten Innocence

Air Conditioning goes out at Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Readers have reached out to let us know that the local animal shelter at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) has suffered a major air conditioning outage this weekend.

Readers have also let us know that for the Memorial Day weekend, AWLA is running a promotion for local veterans called “Paws and Stripes Furever,” During the promotion, veterans can adopt an animal for free this Memorial Day weekend until tomorrow (Monday, May 30) at 5:00 PM.

We hear repairs can’t be made until next week. VDOT stepped up with a temporary solution earlier today.


(Photo via J Sibiga Photography, on Flickr)

(H/T Shelly)

REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]com or you can drop it in our Flickr Pool. Just please let us know the name of your pet and where you live.

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If you have EVER thought about adopting a pet, just DO IT. My wife and I did several years ago, and it is one of the best decisions we ever made.

Here’s an adorable video from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA). They are a FANTASTIC place to adopt a pet in Alexandria, Virginia.

Check out this great video of Tiger who’s been waiting a while for a forever home!

You can follow AWLA on Instagram at this link, Facebook at this link, and on Twitter at this link.

Golden Cobblestones

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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