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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Mar 31

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Spring Adoption Challenge

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 4:25 PM by Communications Department

Step up to the Plate and Help a Four-Legged Friend Find a Home

Spring can be a challenging time for animal shelters. 4-1 adoption_SCThe weather is nicer; people tend to let their animals outside more, and of course – it marks the start of kitten season! As a result, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, located at 5483 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, is starting a new Grand Slam Challenge in the month of April. Through various events and outreach, the shelter wants to knock its old adoption record out of the park, and get the most adoptions in one month since the shelter’s opening in January of 2015! What is the number to beat? A whopping 146 adoptions!

 The shelter states they know it will be a challenge, but one right on time as even more animals will soon be coming in the doors. Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is the newest open admission shelter on the Peninsula and is the shelter receiving all strays and owner surrenders from Newport News, Hampton, York County, and Poquoson. As a result, the shelter will need more people to adopt and more people to spread the word about adoption. The shelter is asking citizens to help hit a home run with this challenge and get these animals home. For more details on the shelter, view the shelter's adoption animals, and its Grand Slam Challenge visit the shelter’s Facebook page.  The shelter is open for adoption visitors Wednesday through Monday, 11 AM until 5 PM. Call 757-933-8900 for more information.