Rescue Animals Arrive in Loudoun Ahead of ‘Homeward Bound’ Event

The Loudoun County Animal Shelter in Waterford got some new tenants yesterday, but chances are they’ll be calling somewhere else their forever home by next weekend.

Loudoun County Animal Services is holding a “Homeward Bound” adoption event at the Waterford shelter Saturday, May 7. This will be when its new residents, some of whom arrived today, will be available for adoption.

The new animals up for adoption come from overcrowded shelters in Louisiana and West Virginia. And with Loudoun County fortunate to have an adopt-out rate in the 90th percentile, Loudoun County Animal Services was happy to receive animals looking for a Loudoun address.

Yesterday, 12 dogs from New Orleans arrived at the shelter after a 15-hour drive. Other animals expected to arrive from partner shelters include cats, rabbits, turtles and other small animals.

Every adopter at the May 7 event will receive an original Homeward Bound T-shirt as well as a goody bag for their new pet that will include toys, treats and gifts.

All cats and dogs at the Homeward Bound event are spayed or neutered and have received age-appropriate vaccinations, a health certificate and a microchip. Available pets will be posted on the shelter’s website at www.loudoun.gov/animals and updates can be found on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/loudounanimals.

The May 7 event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike in Waterford.

A pup takes a stroll at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter Thursday, April 28, after a 15-hour car ride from New Orleans. (Courtesy of Nicole Falceto)
A pup takes a stroll at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter Thursday, April 28, after a 15-hour car ride from New Orleans. (Courtesy of Nicole Falceto)

krodriguez@loudounnow.com

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