Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Here’s how you can help ‘clear’ the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is hosting its second annual Clear the Shelters campaign.

From now through Aug. 18, the shelter is featuring various types of pet training and helpful information on both social media, in addition to 50 percent off adoption fees for cats, kittens and adult large dogs.

On Aug. 18, national Clear the Shelters Day, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is hosting another big adoption promotion so stay tuned to the shelter’s Facebook page to find out more.

In the meantime, stop by the shelter lobby during adoption hours to pick up free educational handouts or visit with adoptable animals.

About the shelter

According to the city, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County.

The 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions.

This “open-admission” shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals.

The shelter’s primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions.

The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions.

The shelter is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for owner surrenders, stray drop-offs, and owner re-claims.

Its adoption hours are as follows:

Monday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday-Friday and Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For additional information visit the shelter’s website.

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