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AWLA Celebrates Black Cat Appreciation Day Aug. 17

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -  Although legend has unkindly linked black cats to bad luck, true feline believers know the opposite is true, and celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day each year on August 17.

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) is observing Black Cat Appreciation Day this year with a special deal for adopters. The shelter will waive all adoption fees on adult black cats (1 year and older) on the 17th. Cats like the fabulous Freddy, pictured, are counting on finding their forever homes, and hope that potential adopters waiting for just the right moment will seize the advantage and bring home a sleek ebony feline.

Foster Monday: Pepper

Foster Monday: Pepper

This week we get to know Pepper! Pepper is enjoying life with her foster caregiver, our own VP, External Affairs & Chief Programs Officer Scott Giacoppo. Learn more about this feisty kitty below, and help her find a home this week!

Entertainment is one thing that Pepper is always guaranteed to provide. Whether it's chasing an imaginary object or suddenly appearing in unexpected places, Pepper is enjoying her kittenhood to the fullest extent.

WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: August 3, 2012

Check out a few happy alumni below. You can help us complete more families this weekend by sharing our Name Your Own Fee cat adoption promotion – adopt a fabulous feline age 6 months or older for the fee of your choosing! We hope to see you at our adoption centers.

Wadel
“Just a note to let you know Wadel the guinea pig is doing well and is quite the charmer. She always enjoys the view from the top. She has a rabbit-size pigloo now so she can stretch out up there.”
 -Cecile & Jennifer and Wadel & Feather

Chanty
Adopter Chris Johnson shares with us a photo of Chanty with his new big brother. Aww!

Brody
“I am submitting a picture of my ‘forever friend,’ Brody.  I adopted him from the New York Ave adoption center in December 2009.  Brody gives a whole new meaning to ‘road dog.’  Life was good before...now life is great!
-Dinahsta Thomas