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WHS Celebrates Feral Cat Week Oct. 13-20

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - Cats who ordinarily live in the shadows will be spotlighted during the week of Oct. 13-20 as the Washington Humane Society expands National Feral Cat Day (Oct. 16) to an entire week. Feral cats, often misunderstood and unwanted, will be a topic of awareness and education for those who may not realize their needs.

WHS will be reminding residents in the District and surrounding areas about the Cat Neighborhood Partnership Program(CatNiPP), and assisting them in finding ways to help the cats living in their communities.

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.

PHOTOS: S.C. Puppy Mill Rescues Arrive At WARL

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -  Some wagged tails, and others looked timid, uncertain of what life might bring for a rescued canine newly arrived in our nation's capital.

Two dozen dogs, all rescued from a South Carolina puppy mill, arrived Wednesday evening at the Washington Animal Rescue League. WARL's transport van and two staffers had made the trip to a temporary animal shelter in Columbia, S.C. to pick up the dogs.

They were among approximately 225 animals, including horses and fowl, rescued after suffering neglect and abuse at a Johnston, S.C. property.

WARL's 'Paws To Vote' Campaign Features Barrrk Obama, Mitt'ns Romney

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - If you're weary of political rhetoric in the last month until the election, The Washington Animal Rescue League offers an alternative to the endless campaign ads and promises with its 'Paws to Vote' initiative.

WARL's very own straw poll for President features a faceoff between canine and feline, as Barrrk Obama and Mitt'ns Romney square off for votes.

In this first-of-its-kind dog vs. cat election,  the bragging rights for the winner will be more than political hot air: by casting your ballot for Barrrk or Mitt'ns, you can help make a difference in the lives of these two as well as other potential pets (whose true nonpartisan hope is that someone votes them into a forever home!)

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.

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