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Posted on: February 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Invites You to “Meet Your Match” on Valentine’s Day

The staff of the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, located at 5843 Jefferson Avenue, look forward to having potential adopters “Meet Their Match” this coming Valentine’s Day. The new Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is happy to report that the facility will be officially welcoming visitors for dog and cat adoptions on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The shelter staff encourages the public to come and “Meet Their Match” on a special day that highlights love and commitment.

The shelter has been adopting cats out to the community since the beginning of the month, although dog adoptions were delayed as the shelter has been gearing up to full operation. The shelter staff is excited to report that 30 dogs and puppies are now adoption-ready, and available to find their new forever homes. Cats and kittens are also available for adoption.

Puppies, cats and kittens are available for $60; while adult dogs are available for $50. This adoption fee includes having the animal behaviorally assessed, micro- chipped, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered. A Seniors for Seniors Program is also available where seniors citizens 65 years or over can adopt any animal 8 years old or over free of charge.
All dogs and cats go through a thorough process of behavior evaluation, as well as medical treatment when they enter the facility. The shelter has implemented the ASPCA's well-known SAFER Assessment and Meet Your Match Program as part of the intake procedure to help ensure that all dogs and cats are behaviorally categorized into certain “personalities” to make adoption choices as easy as possible for potential adopters. Additional information on the Meet Your Match program can be found on the ASPCA's website: https://www.aspca.org/adopt/meet-your-match.

The area's newest state-of-the-art animal shelter is the result of the combined efforts and vision of four municipalities: Newport News, Hampton, York County, and Poquoson. The 30,000 square foot shelter, which was officially dedicated on January 27th, has the capability of housing 90 dogs, and 180 cats. The facility also houses the animal control offices for each jurisdiction. This unique structure features individual adoption areas, a shelter clinic and surgical suite, outside animal runs, and environmentally sustainable features.

For more information, please contact the shelter directly at 757-933-8900 or visit http://www.peninsulaanimalshelter.com.

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