Operation FirePaws

20180730_093153.jpg Donate pet supplies to benefit the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA)

Throughout the month of August the Arlington County Fire Department will be kicking off the 4th annual Operation FirePaws, a month long drive collecting donated items needed by shelter pets at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington (AWLA). Since the start of the drive in 2015, over 1600 pounds of pet goods have been donated by community members to AWLA. The department will also use the month of August to educate the public on various pet safety topics.

awla-1-300x300.jpg Citizens are encouraged to drop off needed pet supplies to donation bins available at fire stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 during the month of August. Please look for the donation bins in the lobby or by the front door of the stations. 

The AWLA has requested no milk bones, boxed hard treats, or homemade treats or used beds.

Donate to Shelter Pets and Check out Fire Trucks!


Find Your Fire Station

Donations will be accepted August 1 through August 31, 2019.

You may drop off donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is also a great opportunity to meet your friendly neighborhood firefighters and check out the fire trucks!

In early September, the department will present all donations to the AWLA.