WASHINGTON — Say hello to Hershel! This three-year-old red shepherd mix arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League recently from South Carolina.
The shelter from which Hershel came was inundated with strays following massive flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin. To make room for these new arrivals waiting to be reunited with their families, the Humane Society of the United States stepped in and transported some of the dogs already there to other shelters, including WARL.
Hershel is a friendly boy who is a bit overwhelmed by shelter life. He likes people and does well with most other dogs. Like many dogs from down South, Hershel is heartworm-positive. WARL will take care of the cost of treatment.
About WARL: Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest animal shelter in Washington D.C. Its mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals who have no where else to go. The League also supports animals through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. Learn more about the Washington Animal Rescue League at www.warl.org.
If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, check out these other great shelters in the area:
Humane Society of Charles County
71 Industrial Park Dr. PO Box 1015 Waldorf, Md. 20604
Humane Society of Charles County offers a low cost spay/neuter program to the public. Please call or visit our website for more information. The shelter is also looking for more foster parents to help its animals.
Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P.
4808 Moorland Ln, Rockville, MD 20850
Lab Rescue of the LRCP is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization that rescues, fosters and places homeless, abused, and/or abandoned Labrador retrievers.
Prince George’s County Humane Society
P.O. Box 925 Bowie, Md. 20718
Prince George’s County Humane Society is also looking for foster parents. For more information, contact the organization.
PAW — Partnership for Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 1074 Greenbelt, Md. 20768
Paws Animal Kingdom
P.O. Box 11531 Takoma Park, Md. 20912
Montgomery County Humane Society
601 South Stonestreet Ave. Rockville, Md. 20850
The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County
12 Park Ave. Gaithersburg, Md. 20877
Washington Humane Society
1201 New York Ave. NE 20002
ASAP — Alliance for Stray Animals and People
P.O. Box 65438 Washington, D.C. 20035-5438
Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue
Approved applicants may attend monthly adoption meets that are usually held at the house of a volunteer in either Northern Virginia or Southern Maryland.
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
5159 Lee Highway Arlington, Va. 22207
Lucky Dog is a foster home organization and does not run a dedicated housing facility.
A Forever Home
P.O. Box 222801 Chantilly, VA 20153-2801
A Forever-Home is a nonprofit dog rescue group that operates in the Northern Virginia/Washington Metropolitan area.
FOHA — Friends of Homeless Animals
39710 Goodpuppy Ln, Aldie, Va. 20105
All visitors must speak to a Friends representative before receiving directions to their shelter location.
SPCA of Northern Virginia
P.O. Box 100220 Arlington, Va. 22210-3220
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
4101 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, Va. 22304
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, Va.
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation
P.O. Box 223953 Chantilly, Va. 20153
HART — Homeless Animal Rescue Team
P.O. Box 7261 Fairfax Station, Va. 22039-7261
King Street Cats Rescue and Adoption
25 Dove St. Alexandria, Va. 22314
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
P.O. Box 126 Sterling, Va. 20167
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