Thursday, November 22, 2012

Alexandria’s Animal Shelter Hosts Black Friday Adoption Special

Adopters can name their own adoption fee for animals ages 6 months and older.

Here’s a BLACK FRIDAY Deal worth mentioning and attending!!!!!!!!!   The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is hosting a “Black Friday Adoption Special” for homeless animals at the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter at 4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22304, (703) 746-4774. Alexandria Animals.

From 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday, November 23, 2012, adopters will be able to name their own adoption fee for all animals ages 6 months and older. Animals 5 months old and younger will be available for adoption at the normal fee. The minimum adoption fee required is $10 and adopters are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to the AWLA to help them continue to care for the region’s homeless animals and match them with loving families. Potential adopters are encouraged to arrive early and bring every member of their household for adoption consultations. Standard adoption rules apply and more information about the event can be found at Alexandiria Animals, Black Friday.

In an effort to limit congestion in the shelter and the additional stress placed on the animals, the AWLA is regulating the number of visitors on Black Friday. A maximum of seven households for dog viewing and seven household for cat viewing will be allowed inside shelter at a time. There is no limit on the number of households viewing small animals. Tickets will be assigned to all household members at the door, and required for entry into the adoption areas of the shelter.

Adopters also receive a complimentary veterinary check-up after adoption, and all dog adopters receive 4 free classes in the League’s Charm School to begin training and bonding with their new pet. While the “name your own adoption fee” promotion is sure to bring dozens of families and pets together on Black Friday, the League relies on donations for approximately two-thirds of its operating budget in order to continue providing these adoption benefits and other life-saving programs throughout the year.

While adoption fees are not tax-deductible, donations to the AWLA are. All Black Friday adopters will receive a special treat for their new pet courtesy of Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Centers and the League will also be holding a volunteer bake sale on-site.

About the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria is an independent, local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and recognized by Charity Navigator as a Four Star Charity. Operating the Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, an open-admission facility and Alexandria’s only animal shelter, the League provides care for more than 3,500 animals every year, including strays, lost pets, local wildlife, rescue animals, and pets surrendered by their owners. Serving the community since 1946, the League has contracted with the City of Alexandria to provide animal care, control, and sheltering services since 1989. The AWLA is committed to ending animal homelessness, promoting animal welfare, and serving as an educational resource for the community. Alexandria Animals703.746.4774


Oskar said...

Great post!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget to stop by Pet Blogs United next week for a week of giveaways.

Nubbin wiggles,

Allen Pearson said...

Thank you!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! My human is going to be photographing the event today. We'll get to see some pics later.

We'll be stopping by Pet Blogs United -for sure!


Talking-Dogs said...

Looking forward to seeing photos from this event! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Allen Pearson said...

Yes, this event turned out to be quite a bit of fun. Excellent to see what goes on in a shelter and see some animals go home. Hope you're having a great weekend too.