Operation FirePaws Returns Aug. 1

Published on July 28, 2017

  • Arlington County Fire Department accepting pet supply donations

  • Drop-off between Aug. 1-Aug. 31 at front entrance of any fire station

  • Donations given to Animal Welfare League of Arlington

The Arlington County Fire Department will launch its second annual Operation FirePaws donation drive on Aug. 1, a month-long effort to collect pet supplies for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

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Last year community members donated more than 600 pounds of pet supplies during Operation FirePaws. Firefighters are hoping to beat that total this year — you can help by dropping off non-perishable items from the AWLA's wish list to any Arlington County fire station.

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Canned food, collars, toys and even some office supplies are greatly appreciated. The Animal Welfare League has asked that you not contribute milk bones, boxed hard treats, or homemade treats.

The Fire Department will feature pet safety tips and profiles of adoptable pets at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington throughout August on the Fire Department's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Donations will be accepted August 1 through August 31, 2017.

Drop-offs are encouraged between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Donation bins are located at the front entrance of all fire stations:

Fire Station 1 — 500 S Glebe Rd

Fire Station 2 — 4805 Wilson Blvd

Fire Station 3 — 4100 Old Dominion Dr

Fire Station 4 — 3121 10th St N

Fire Station 5 — 1750 S Hayes St

Fire Station 6 — 6950 Little Falls Rd

Fire Station 7 — 3116 S Abingdon St

Fire Station 8 — 4845 Lee Highway

Fire Station 9 — 1900 S Walter Reed Dr

Fire Station 10 — 1559 Wilson Blvd