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Regional animal shelter gets $50K from Petco

Roxas, a 3 year old male American pit bull and terrier mix, is up for adoption at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter in Newport News (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter)
Roxas, a 3 year old male American pit bull and terrier mix, is up for adoption at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter in Newport News (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter received $50,000 from Petco for an adoption bus and community outreach.

“We are very grateful to the Petco Foundation for awarding us this lifesaving grant,” said Roger Iles, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter’s manager. “The new adoption bus will allow us to get more animals out of the shelter and into their forever homes by taking adoptable animals to off-site events and increase the public’s awareness of our shelter.”

The animal shelter, while located in Newport News, also serves the communities of Hampton, Poquoson and York County and the building houses a veterinary clinic, pet space for dogs, cats, and other animals and animal control, according to a news release.

“We encourage folks to look for this new bus out in the community and to stop by and see some of the amazing companion animals that we have for adoption,” Iles said.

For more information about the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, visit the shelter’s website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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