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Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Pet Of The Week: Shakespeare

Looking to adopt a new friend? The Washington Animal Rescue League has a new pet of the week named Shakespeare.

 Shakespeare is an 8-year-old male Chihuahua mix who has gone from comedy to tragedy in a few short weeks. Picked up as a stray on the streets of DC, this little boy arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League shy and timid. But thanks to the efforts of the League’s dedicated staff and volunteers, plus interaction with shelter visitors, he’s blossomed into quite the social butterfly. He eagerly solicits attention and affection and will willingly climb into a lap if it’s offered. Like tales by the Bard of Avon, Shakespeare isn’t really appropriate for young children but would love a quiet home with adults who appreciate classics like him.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Celebrity Pets Come To D.C.

Socialize with celebrity animals tonight at the 15th annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill reception featuring the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Uggie who starred in “The Artist” and “Buttercup” the cat from the popular novel and movie “The Hunger Games.”

This event, which takes place at the Cannon Caucus Room on First Street and Independence Avenue in D.C., coincides with the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill election where members of Congress and Hill staffers have an opportunity to nominate their own pets to be the Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.

For more information click here.

Purrfect Candidate: Hank For Senate Event This Saturday

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) - A brown tabby from Springfield is giving the other Senate candidates a real run for their money. The Hank For Senate campaign is busy running on the important platform of raising money for local animal welfare organizations.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is one of the beneficiaries of one Hank's upcoming events.

This Saturday, Sept. 22, Hank will receive a celebrity endorsement from NY Times best-selling author Gwen Cooper, author of the wonderful cat saga "Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline's Tale." Hank and Gwen, who will sign copies of Homer's story, have teamed up, offering a book at a special price with 100% of the profits donated to animal welfare groups.

And in Hank's spirit of political cooperation, he's reaching out to fellow candidates: George Allen and Tim Kaine have also been invited to appear.

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Annual Pet Party at Wheaton-Glenmont Pool

Calling all puppies!

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host its annual "Pooch Pool Party" on September 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wheaton-Glenmont Pool located at 12621 Dalewood Drive.

The pool is opened only for dogs to swim with other dogs and Pre-registration is encouraged. On-site registration will be available.

 Registration is $10 per dog and owners must provide written proof of a current rabies vaccination and current dog license. 

For more information and an on-line registration, click here!

 

 

Help Shelters To Feed Pets With 'Buy A Bag, Give A Bag'

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -  With the country's economy still mired in question marks and unemployment, the effects are hitting animals as well as humans. Families forced out of homes are forced to part with their companion animals as well.

The upsurge in stray, abandoned and feral animals has created a logjam for animal shelters and rescue groups, who are trying to provide for the pets in their care, in addition to offering pet food for residents who cannot afford it,  as the shelters try to help them keep their beloved four-legged companions. And as a result, some animal shelters are running out of food.

Pet Valu is providing a way to help these shelters. When Pet Valu customers buy their own animal's food, they can buy a second bag to donate to a local shelter or rescue group in need -- and Pet Valu will handle the delivery for you.