Firefighters Respond to Animal Welfare League of Arlington

by ARLnow.com September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm 1,545 7 Comments

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which just completed a $1 million renovation, was briefly evacuated twice this morning due to light smoke in the building.

The second time firefighters were called, just before noon, they reported finding a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.

No people or dogs animals were reported to be sick as a result of the smoke.

The building is located at 2650 South Arlington Mill Drive in Shirlington

Update at 1:50 p.m. — The building is cool, engineers are working on the troublesome A/C unit, and all the animals are fine, according to executive director Neil Trent.

  • cj

    You must be a dog-lover. How are the cats, rabbits, other small critters also housed there?

    • Katie

      And they have cool birds and cuddly bunnies too.

  • LP

    Dogs rule!

  • YTK

    Why are only dogs mentioned? ALL of the animals there are worthy of the best of conditions. I would return that defective AC unit and get another one OR my money back and get a better one.

  • ACE

    Did that One Milion Dollar renovation include fire supressing sprinklers or ecologically and animal safe foam retardant?????

  • Tess

    Thank god ALL of the ANIMALS were safe. There for a moment, I thought we may need to call in FiberOpticMan to the rescue!

  • Katie

    Taking this opportunity to make a plug for adopting shelter animals. On my last visit here, there were an especially large number of lovely cats and kittens looking for homes. The shelter was offering free adoptions for all cats older than 1 yr. A lot of the cats were there because their owners lost their homes or otherwise couldn’t afford to keep them.


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