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Monday, July 25, 2011


Chambourcin, the terrific cat who visited my office a couple of weeks ago, who desperately needed a new name, was adopted!   For sure he will be given a name among lots of other new stuff -- a new bed, new bowls, and new people to love!   Our adoptions team is AWESOME.  

The League is hosting a special ADOPT-A-THON August 6th & 7th.  We will be placing lots of terrific cats, like Chambourcin, and wonderful dogs in permanent, loving homes around the clock.  If you've ever wondered what it is like to be in an animal shelter at midnight, next Saturday will be the time to find out!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

From Devestation to Devotion

I just happened to walk by the medical center yesterday and saw a staff favorite in the waiting area with her forever home family.  Known as Cocuzzi at the League, she was one of the dogs who travelled from tornado stricken Alabama to D.C. in our brand new rescue truck.  I interrupted Dr. Shillito so I could ask for permission to post Jade's heartwarming update.  She said yes, so here it is.

Hey this is Jade from the Smith family, the people that adopted Kakoozie (we changed the spelling) and just want to give an update and keep in-touch! I would like to thank all of you so much! She is so happy and so are we! I sleep next to her every night and she loves her toys so much!  It seems like she was meant to be here! Thank you so much and I can`t even express those words enough. You are all so kind and really are so amazing! Kakoozie (Koozie) sorry but we tried to change it but we couldn't agree on a name so we kept it lol! She is such a smart girl and stays with us every second of the day!! Thank you so much Dr. Gary Weitzman and Mandy and everyone else there for everything!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Best Friends

Delia and Luna -- a post adoption hug!
Caring Kids Camp - Animals & Art was lots of fun.  Not only did the 17 campers produce exquisite arts and crafts (pictures on our website,, but I learned that one of my favorite dogs was adopted by a camper.   The dog, known as Naomi at the League, bares a striking resemblance to Nigel.   I visited her often in her den.   I heard that she was adopted by a lovely family, but did not meet them, nor did I see Naomi leave the shelter.  On the first day of camp, the incredibly artistic Delia told me that her recent adoptee, lovely Luna, was named Naomi at the shelter.   I was thrilled to learn that these two wonderful spirits are enjoying life together.   Thanks Delia and family for giving a beautiful black dog a loving home!

Friday, July 1, 2011

First Session of Caring Kids Camp Concludes

Masterpieces, that's what were created by our 17 campers during Caring Kids Camp Session 1 -- Animals and Art.   The compassionate campers designed busy boxes for the cats, adoption posters promoting cats and dogs, and created the most awesome paper mache' like animals ever seen in the Washington Animal Rscue League!  Pictures of the entire menagerie will be posted soon, but in the meantime, go to and click on flicker pictures to view photos from the first days of camp.