Fire stations to collect donations for animals

Arlington firefighters will participate in “Operation FirePaws” throughout August 2019. (Arlington County government)

“Operation FirePaws,” the Arlington County Fire Department’s month-long charity drive for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, will run during August.

Community members can drop off pet supplies at designated donation bins at Arlington fire stations. Bins will be located in the front lobby or outside the front door of each station.

Donations will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, with the donations presented to the animal-welfare agency in early September.

A complete list of items that are accepted for donation can be found at

Since it started in 2015, Operation FirePaws volunteers have delivered more than 1,600 pounds of donated goods to the Animal Welfare League.

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