This week’s Farragut Friday event hosted by Golden Triangle BID will look a lot cuter thanks to the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL).
Puppies from the Rescue League will descend on Farragut Square between 12 and 2 p.m. on Friday as part of an adoption event.
Visitors to the park will be able to play with the puppies and learn more about them from WARL volunteers, and anyone who falls in love with a puppy will be able to fill out an adoption application on the spot.
This will be the fourth time that WARL has brought puppies to the weekly festival since May. Leona Agouridis, executive director of Golden Triangle BID, says that they’re hoping to make the puppy pop-up a monthly feature at Farragut Fridays.
“People coming to the park love it,” said Agouridis. “And of course WARL loves it because there are hundreds of people who come and pet the dogs and they do get adopted.”
Photo via Twitter/GoldenTriDC
Local artist Kreg D. Kelley will unveil more than 30 pieces in an exhibition, “New Works on Canvas 2012,” this Friday, January 27. The exhibition will be from 6 to 9 pm at Century 21 Redwood Realty (17th and Q Streets NW). New Works on Canvas 2012
A portion of all sales will be donated to the Washington Animal Rescue League, Washington Humane Society, Easter Seals and The Trevor Project (check out the local group of The Trevor Project). In addition to abstraction and 3D works on canvas, Kelley utilizes damaged antique engravings and artifacts from the 18th and 19th Centuries into his pieces.
The Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) is a wonderful organization that rescues and boards cats and dogs. (Full disclosure: Our old dog, Rosie, came from WARL and we have donated money to them.) WARL just took in 100 puppies from a West Virginia puppy mill who need homes. Most are Dachsunds, but there are also Yorkshire Terriers, King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos.
You can also donate to WARL to help them cover the cost of caring for these 100 new puppies. It is important to note that WARL is a no-kill shelter. All animals remain at WARL until they find homes. WARL is located in D.C. at 71 Ogelthorpe Street NW.
Excerpts from the WARL news release:
August 27, 2008) Washington, DC – The Washington Animal Rescue League is rescuing over 100 dogs who were removed from a Parkersburg, West Virginia puppy mill. A total of 1,000 dogs, nearly all of them dachshunds, were rescued — an operation that is the largest puppy mill raid in West Virginia history and one of the largest in the nation.
The dogs are mostly dachsunds, but also include Yorkshire terriers, King Charles Cavalier spaniels, shih tzus and Lhasa apsos. Authorities removing the dogs noted multiple signs of neglect — matted fur, dehydration, and eye and ear problems — and expressed doubts that anyone could provide adequate care for so many dogs.
The League estimates that these dogs may become available for adoption as early as Wednesday, September 3. (Emphasis mine.)