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Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

Guardians of Rescue Begins Sting Investigations into Hazardous Internet Pet Sales

As the world embraces the age of technology, everything is available online----including the sale of pets. Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, has stepped up to protect these poor animals from the cruelty of being bought and sold via the Internet. Guardians of Rescue is working with law enforcement in various states to try to reduce the amount of harm inflicted on these innocent dogs.

“Getting a new pet is always a big decision, and buying a dog you haven’t met in person is not smart,” says Dori Scofield, vice-president of Guardians of Rescue, an organization whose mission is to protect the well-being of all animals. “If you buy a dog through the Internet, you risk supporting puppy mill cruelty and being scammed out of your money. The Internet is also used by criminals to buy and sell fighting dogs, using certain understood language.”

If you looking to adopt a new dog, here are five tips to think about before you decide where to buy:

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ‘SINGING the ‘BLUES’ for AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Metropolitan School of the Arts is asking all of its studio students to ‘go blue’ now through April 30.  Students who wear blue during class, Monday through Friday in April, Metropolitan School of the Arts will donate $1 for each student that wears blue, per day. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Metropolitan School of the Arts offers pre-professional dance, theatre, musical and vocal studio classes for youth and teens, as well as adult dance and fitness classes, including Metro Barre, yoga and Pilates.

Reston has much to celebrate on founders day


RESTON, VA, (WUSA9) -- Reston turns 50-years-old and its founder is also celebrating a milestone. Robert E. Simon turns 100-years-old.

With the Silverline to open, the 60'000 population is expected to rise to 100'000 people.

At age 50, Robert E. Simon founded Reston and purchased the land after his family sold Carnegie Hall.

Virginia and local dignitaries came to the celebration.

Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Delegate Ken Plum, Senator Janet Howell, Congressman Gerald Connolly, Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Governor Terry McAulifffe and Senator Tim Kaine were all in attendance.

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

Metropolitan School of the Arts Summer Registration Open

If hip-hop, tap, jazz, ballet, guitar, percussion and theatre are passions for your child, check out the many summer programs at Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. MSA brings instructors from around the U.S, offering top-of-the-line instruction and camps to their youngest students, to teens polishing their craft.  Registration is open now for summer classes starting in July. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for a full schedule of classes and registration.

Thurs., April 3, DEVIL's BACKBONE BEER DINNER at MONZA

Thurs., April 3, DEVIL's BACKBONE BEER DINNER at MONZA

Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course Devil’s Backbone Brewery beer dinner, featuring beers like Vienna Lager, Pear Lager, Weiss and 16-point IPA on Thurs., Apr. 3 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

Metro's Silver Line suspended indefinitely


RESTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- The opening of the new Silver Line has been indefinitely delayed because of serious problems with the train communication system and other issues.

"This has turned into a soap opera," said Former Congressman Tom Davis who chairs MWAA's Dulles Corridor Committee. He says the fault belongs with the contractor, Dulles Transit Partners.

Pat Nowakawski, the Silver Line Project Director is dealing with a major set back on the phase one of the rail line. The communications system that allows trains on the new line to communicate with the Metro Control Center does not work correctly and will have to be replaced.