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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful to work with so many wonderful adults and students who care deeply about animals.  Linda H., from our behavior and training department, introduced visitors from the  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington's Clubhouse 14 to Casio, a very young pup.  The students were calm and nurturing; and in just seconds, they had this little guy eating out of their hands!  The puppy, the last of a litter of five, loved snuggling with the students.   The fluffy spaniel mix should be in his new home for Thanksgiving.   For those who are left behind, incredibly devoted and nurturing WARL staff and volunteers will be here caring for the cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pipe Cleaners as Cat Toys and ART!

Cats love pipe cleaner toys.  Trolling on the web this morning I found someone who creates animal art out of pipe cleaners.  If you haven't seem California based artist, Lauren Ryan's, polar bear and other critters,  check them out --   I was amazed and inspired.  I picked up a pipe cleaner and made a wiggly worm and tested it in the cat room. Neither Piper nor Mau Mau were particularly interested in playing with the toy or admiring my artistic skills They  both, however, are extremely interested in  finding forever homes. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PAWS Provides Assistance in Tacloban

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society PAWS is on the ground in Tacloban providing disaster relief.  Updates on the devastating conditions and the group's efforts to help survivors from the deadly Typhoon Haiyan are reported on

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tis the Season for Everyone to Limit the Junk Food!

This is Enchantment.  He is one big dude!   Enchantment has no self-control, especially when it comes to chowing down on junk food.   And, that's apparently what he did in his previous home.  He ate and ate and ate.  An overweight cat is not a healthy cat.  Our medical staff has this sweetie pie on a diet -- nothing but, bland, low calorie food for him.  And, exercise -- he's suppose to get plenty of it.  For right now he is living in one of my coworkers' office.  That way, he has a little more space to stretch out and move.  Hopefully, someone will adopt him soon.  Preferably, someone with stairs in their home.  Up and down steps several times a day would be great exercise for this portly guy.  Enchantment has a very pretty face and four snow white boots.  He loves to be brushed.  With a little help from his WARL weight loss coaches, we believe  that, before long, he'll be modeling a lean new look that will keep him healthy and happy in his forever home for years to come. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Altruism for Animals

In  just one week three groups of students showered the League's animals with gifts.   It started when Beth El Synagogue's kindergarten class collected $$, linens, and paraphernalia  for the animals.  They also created bold works of art that brightened staff's day.  A Junior Girl Scout troop toured the shelter later  in the week.  They brought lots of homemade toys for the animals.  And, yesterday, Temple Shalom families made their annual pilgrimage to learn about the League's mission.  They carted in two huge boxes of congregation-made toys and other things for the animals.  Thanks everyone!