Washington Animal Rescue League

aka WARL   |   Washington, DC   |  www.warl.org
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Mission

The mission of the Washington Animal Rescue League is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who have nowhere else to go. We are committed to strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond by supporting animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education.

The Washington Animal Rescue League invites interested people to visit our website to view the many ways in which we are achieving successful outcomes for thousands of animals and humans per year.  Please check our website at www.warl.org(http://www.warl.org/) or read our annual report at www.warl.org/annualreport(http://www.warl.org/annualreport) .

Ruling year info

1937

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Robert A. Ramin

Main address

71 Oglethorpe Street, NW

Washington, DC 20011 USA

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EIN

53-0162440

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Our Shelter and Dog and Cat Adoptions

In 2010, we placed 1,285 animals. These adoptees comprised 678 dogs and 607 cats. The fundamental Meet Your Match program, which pairs animals and people according to personality and lifestyle, remains a hallmark of the League's rehoming efforts. 

 

 Shelter Animal Relief Effort (ShARE) program. The League receives adoptable animals who would otherwise be euthanized from overflowing, under-resourced shelters throughout the eastern and southern United States. In 2010, the League received 619 dogs and 221 cats from shelter partners. For the second year, it participated in PetSmart Charities’ Rescue Waggin’ Program, which uses specially equipped trucks to transport animals from shelters as far as 10 hours away or more from Washington to the shelter.  

 

Major rescues for the League in 2010 included 70 severely neglected dogs from a hoarding situation in Mississippi, 30 dogs from Kuwait when the only animal shelter in the country burned down, 30 animals from a North Carolina medical research laboratory under investigation for abuse, and 10 pit bulls from a suspected dog fighting ring in Ohio.

Population(s) Served

Re-designed and expanded in 2006, the Medical Center programs include: 

Care for Pets of Low-Income Residents: In 1996, the League extended its scope of services to include low-cost veterinary care by opening its Medical Center to exclusively serve the pets of low-income guardians of the District. The Medical Center provides a full range of services discounted as much as 85%, ranging from physical exams, laboratory tests, radiology, vaccinations, treatment of medical problems, dental disease, and conditions requiring surgery. In 2010, the Medical Center provided care to 6,912 pets of 3,058 guardians. The Medical Center holds weekly clinics at which pets from any local jurisdiction can receive low cost vaccinations and micro-chips. In 2010, these vaccination clinics provided care to 2,210 animals. 
Combating Pet Overpopulation: To combat the animal overpopulation crisis, the League performs low-cost spay and neuter clinics for dogs and cats of residents living in the metropolitan area. In 2010, the Medical Center performed over 2,755 spay/neuters.  
Care for Shelter Residents: The Medical Center also provides comprehensive veterinary care to the shelter residents, many of whom come to WARL with serious health issues resulting from life in puppy mills or the impacts of natural disasters. In 2009, the Medical Center cared for 1,254 dogs and cats in the shelter.

Population(s) Served

Humane Education: The League’s Humane Education programs engage elementary and middle school children in Washington, D.C. with the organization’s work. The staff visit schools and bring groups of children to the shelter. The League also provides age appropriate books with humane themes to classrooms, school libraries and students, so that a message of compassion, responsibility and action can be obtained through literacy. The Humane Education staff and volunteers work closely with Washington, DC Animal Control officers to also teach children the importance of public health issues like spaying and neutering. In 2010, special programs included a photography workshop and summer camps that emphasized learning about animals, building compassion, and creative expression. More than 700 students participated in 2010 programming with about 300 of them coming to the shelter for a tour or service learning project.

 

The Washington Animal Rescue League's education program is generously supported by Friendship Hospital for Animals.

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Awards

Veterinary Hospital of the Year 2005

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Veterinary Award to Dr. Janet Rosen 2009

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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WARL is devoted to its founding commitment and goal: helping animals in need and nurturing bonds between animals and people.

WARL rescues, treats, and finds homes for dogs and cats, offers affordable veterinary care, and provides transformative humane education and behavior and training services to our community.

WARL's facility is designed to promote physical, emotional, and social healing for dogs and cats, many of whom are recovering from past traumas. Every animal is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, medically and behaviorally assessed, and vaccinated in WARL’s Medical Center, which remains the only shelter-based, full-service medical center in the region.

WARL seeks to grow its current programs to expand its impact in the greater D.C. community and beyond. WARL is preparing for renovations that will as much as triple the capacity of some of its programs. It will also improve the rehabilitation experience of animals with are recovering from trauma.

Financials

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Washington Animal Rescue League

Board of directors
as of 1/6/2017
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Board chair

Mr. Roger Marmet

Roger Marmet Board Chair

Brian Ball

Eugenia Castleman

Doug DeLuca

Maggie Eisemann

Kathleen Ewing Secretary

Colleen M. Girouard

Betsy Marmet

Amy Meadows

Susan Ridge First Vice President

Lois Godfrey Wye VP, Legal

Rob Rosenfeld

Hon. Carol Schwartz

Board leadership practices

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    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes