Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is currently operating under normal operating hours  for adoptions, owner surrenders, stray drop offs and reclaims. FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY PLEASE BRING A FACE MASK/COVERING TO WEAR IN THE BUILDING FOR YOUR MEET & GREET AND ADOPTION.

  1. Please see here for information about adoptions.
  2. The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is now receiving feral cats, that are brought to the shelter by Animal Control. Please coordinate with your local Animal Services Agency for the trapping and transport of these animals.

    If you have any questions please call your local Animal Control Agency or the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter.

  3. Both Newport News and Hampton have stopped selling pet licenses for the time being.
  4. Thank you for your support and understanding. Stay safe!

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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 for the shelter animals 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. Watch a video tour of our shelter.

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