This is a very happy time for many WARL alums, including three very recent adoptees. I was thrilled to learn this morning that Sailor (pretty white cat) and Skipper (Sailor's very best friend) moved into their forever home over the weekend. Sailor is an outgoing fellow, but his timid friend, Skipper, rarely peeked her head out of the hidey-hole in the cat tree. No one worried about Sailor, he is a cat with an abundance of personality. But Skipper, though gorgeous, could rarely be seen. When their new person came to the League looking for a pair, Sailor must have known this was it -- he persuaded Skipper to come out for a quick introduction, and the rest, as they say, is history. Their adoption was Skipper's holiday miracle.
More good news. Judy, a rather round and extremely lovable cat had been a staff favorite for some time. People were drawn to Judy because of her size, but no one applied to adopt her -- until this weekend. Judy is starting out 2013 with a family of her own. We hope that they will keep us posted on the weight loss program that Judy started while living at the League. Four months ago, Judy tipped the scale at 24 pounds. By her adoption day she had slimmed down to 22 pounds.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Fourth graders at Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C. did some quick calculating and learned that caring for an animal companion can be costly. They want to make sure that every cat and dog has plenty to eat this holiday season and beyond. They also learned that the Washington Animal Rescue League's Rescuers' Food Bank helps people care for their cats and dogs. Income qualified guardians apply for food assistance and then are eligible to pick up cans or bags of food every month. Food in the Rescuers' Food Bank is donated to the League by generous patrons -- like those in the Lafayette Elementary School community. The food drive is an all-school effort; the school's artistic security guard Officer Nicholson, created the drop-off boxes and Cozy Girl, a WARL alum and companion to school psychologist Harriet Kuhn, eagerly to lent her "Please feed my friends" pose in front of glittery donation box for a promotional photo. Food will be collected between now and December 21st.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
|Javi and Hachi settled in China|
|Donny (and Jules) will get lots |
of brushing in his forever home
|Sachin and Sidharth prepare for the |
onslaught of book buyers at the
League's Holiday Open House.