|Washington Animal Rescue League selected to participate in “Best in Shelter” competition|
|April 26, 2012
Virtual Dog Show Takes Place June 14-17 Online; Winning Dog Earns $50,000 for Shelter
WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Animal Rescue League has been selected to take part in the first “Best in Shelter” Virtual Dog Show, to take place online, June 14-17. The League was one of four Washington, D.C.-area shelters selected to participate in the event.
The dogs will be featured on www.bestinshelter.org where the public may log on and vote for their favorite dog. The winning dog will win $50,000 for his or her respective shelter. Second prize is $25,000, while third prize is $15,000. All dogs featured in the competition will be available for adoption immediately following the competition.
The event is sponsored by best-selling mystery author and animal rights activist Martha Grimes, who was inspired to create the event after seeing animal rights commercials during one of the annual televised “Best in Show” dog shows. Grimes established “Best in Shelter” to bring public awareness to the plight of homeless dogs and help educate the public about the wonderful dogs in need of caring families who are available in area shelters.
The Washington Animal Rescue League will submit videos of four dogs for the competition to represent Washington’s oldest animal shelter in the competition. But the League’s Chief Operating Officer Mary Jarvis says the real winners of the competition will be the dogs themselves.
“There are so many homeless animals in area shelters, and we’re very appreciative that Martha Grimes has dedicated her own resources to make this event a success and provide such needed support to our shelters,” said Jarvis. “We’re proud to have been selected to participate and very excited to show off some of the wonderful dogs we have available for adoption. “
The Washington Animal Rescue League will give the public a sneak peak at their participating dogs at www.warl.org and on Facebook.
About the Washington Animal Rescue League
The oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia, the League has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. Its facility is painstakingly designed from the animals’ point of view to make it one of the most humane animal shelters in the world. The full-service Medical Center serves the companion animals of low-income pet guardians, as well as shelter animals. The League is located at 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC. . Visit www.warl.org and lend us your support at www.warl.org/Donate!
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