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Jun 29

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Expands Summer Hours

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 9:46 AM by Communications Department

Pet Adoptions available every day beginning July 4th

Summer brings longer days and so doesDog and Cat_SC the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS)! Beginning July 4th and continuing through Labor Day, the shelter is expanding its adoption hours. Visit them starting at 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday with extended hours to 7 p.m. on Fridays and early hours at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The 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.

The 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 is open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for owner surrenders, stray drop-offs, and owner re-claims.

For additional information please contact the shelter at 933-8900 or visit their web site. To see photos of adoptable animals, please visit their Facebook page.