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 Hampton Roads Animal Shelters Join Together February 9-15 for Homeless Animals Awareness Week.
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Animal advocacy group No Kill Hampton Roads has developed animal welfare voter information guides rating Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News candidates according to their views on programs and policies proven to save sheltered homeless and lost pets.
Hampton Roads animal shelters’ annual reports can be found online at Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Go to
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Animal advocacy group No Kill Hampton Roads is putting Hampton Roads shelter animals front and center for the May 6, 2014 elections by asking candidates running for public office to share their views regarding programs and policies affecting pets in our municipal animal shelters. Hampton Roads, Va. - Ten Hampton Roads animal shelters are joining together February 9-15 for Homeless Animals Awareness Week.
Photo provided by FlickrWe take most of them from the various animal control shelters in the Hampton Roads area. Some of them are owner surrenders.
Photo provided by Flickradoptable and treatable companion animals, and became the first no-kill shelter in Hampton Roads.
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The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This 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. No-Kill is a term describing the philosophy of eliminating euthanasia of healthy and treatable (medically and behaviorally) companion animals. It is a commitment to ensuring that every healthy and treatable companion animal has the opportunity to live in a safe, loving home for his/her lifetime. No healthy & treatable animals will be killed simply because there is a lack of cage space or as a means of population control. Saving at least 90% or more of all sheltered animals has been the definition; however, the definition of “no-kill” is currently changing and not being restricted by a %. Up to now, saving at least 90% of sheltered animals has led to a shelter being considered no-kill. But, even a shelter at 90% save rate should save all healthy & treatable animals and perhaps should actually have a greater than 90% save rate to be no-kill. See the jurisdictions in Virginia and throughout the country saving at least 90% Many jurisdictions in Virginia have already achieved such success or are well on their way. Check out our local statistics page which lists private and public shelters as well as open admission and limited admission shelters, all each playing equally important roles in Hampton Roads becoming a no kill community.In keeping with the growing national No-Kill movement, No-Kill Hampton Roads seeks to end the euthanasia of healthy & treatable animals in shelters in Hampton Roads, VA.No-Kill is a term describing the philosophy of eliminating euthanasia of healthy and treatable (medically and behaviorally) companion animals. It is a commitment to ensuring that every healthy and treatable companion animal has the opportunity to live in a safe, loving home for his/her lifetime. No healthy & treatable animals will be killed simply because there is a lack of cage space or as a means of population control. See the jurisdictions in Virginia and throughout the country saving at least 90% Many jurisdictions in Virginia have already achieved such success or are well on their way. Check out our local statistics page which lists private and public shelters as well as open admission and limited admission shelters, all each playing equally important roles in Hampton Roads becoming a no kill community.