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Homeless Animals Meet Their New Families at an Anniversary Celebration
October 18, 2011
This past weekend, Friendship Hospital for Animals marked a milestone. The landmark veterinary practice in Northwest DC turned 75, and the hospital celebrated with an open house and adopt-a-thon for League animals.
Over the course of the two-day festival, 65 dogs and cats were adopted as hospital staff and League employees worked together to introduce animals to the public and process the adoptions. Cats stayed on the League adoption vehicle parked in front; dogs were housed and shown in the newly renovated hospital itself.
Over its 75-year history, Friendship Hospital for Animals has become the District’s only 24-hour, 365-day per year emergency facility for animals. It has gone through numerous renovations, including the one that just happened, and the number of veterinarians, specialists, and consultants that it employs has increased steadily.
The League would like to thank Friendship for including our animals in its celebration, as well as for everything else it does for our community. We wish them many more vibrant years of service to the area’s animals and pet owners.