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Friday, August 29, 2014

Nigel's Goes to the Vet

Dr. Shillito greets his patient,
Nigel, the world's best dog!
It was an easy commute.  Nigel and I walked down the stairs to the Washington Animal Rescue League's Medical Center where Nigel had his back-to-school doctor's visit with Dr. Dan Shillito.   Although he smiled at the beginning of the visit, I was not very happy by the end of the exam.  Nigel has two BIG broken teeth .  The official diagnosis is slab fractures of the maxillary carnassial teeth numbers 108 and 208.  Say that five times real fast.  The bottom line is that the big wolf-like chewing teeth have to come out; That means general anesthesia and and loud dentistry drills.   Lots of cats and dogs must be suffering from bad teeth, Nigel's not on the schedule until October 30th.   Chomp while you can, Nigel!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Caring Camper Rescues Orphan Squirrels

Washington Animal Rescue League's Caring Kids Campers are compassionate about All animals.   When Brooke attended our All About Animals Camp earlier this month, she mentioned that she volunteers with horses.   A few weeks later she was rescuing orphaned baby squirrels.   The squirrels fell from a nest;  It was believed that  the mom died and the babies, starting to squirm out of the nest, were hungry.  They were taken to Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  For assistance with injured and orphaned wildlife in the District of Columbia contact,  City Wildlife at (202) 882-1000.  Both organizations recommend NOT rescuing animals if they don't need rescuing.   To learn more about wildlife explore Second Chance and City Wildlife websites at and

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Should I Swim Home?" Wonders Nigel

It may not be raining cats and dogs, but there is a flood in our parking lot.  Nigel stopped to contemplate the best way to cross the WARL River!  I'm hoping that there is not another  newly created body of water in my basement!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Best Thing About Coming to Work in the Morning.....

Getting a picture like this, in the all-staff inbox, with a simple email that reads, "Hi good folks at WARL. I adopted Montana, now named MOOSE, last year. Can't imagine life without her. Thank you!"   If Moose could write, her email might say, I was adopted into a wonderful home last year.   Can't imagine like without my person!   Thanks!