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    Arlington County Fire Department

    Arlington firefighters are encouraging the public to help animals at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington by giving to their donation drive.

    The Arlington County Fire Department is hosting a month-long donation drive named Operation FirePaws. Donations collected during August will go to the AWLA.

    The firefighters are seeking a variety of nonperishable items from a wishlist of needed items in the AWLA center in Shirlington.

    This is the AWLA’s first drive with the fire department.

    "We don’t really know what to expect, but we’re very hopeful," AWLA Communications Specialist Chelsea Lindsey said, "People are really responding to the drive. We hope to at least get a few boxes."

    The supplies will be presented to the AWLA at the Wags n’ Whiskers event on August 27 at The Village at Shirlington.

    The drive runs through the entire month of August, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

    Here are the centers where you can drop off donations for the drive:

    Fire Station 2 – 4805 Wilson Blvd.

    Fire Station 3 – 4100 Old Dominion Dr.

    Fire Station 5 – 1750 S Hayes St.

    Fire Station 6 – 6950 Little Falls Rd.

    Fire Station 7 – 3116 S. Abingdon St.

    Fire Station 9 – 1900 S. Walter Reed Dr.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.