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Posted on: May 18, 2015

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 Cat Adoption at the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter Welcomes the Public for a Day of Festivities for the Whole Family

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is excited to welcome visitors for a special day of animals, fun, and adoption on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 10am until 2pm. This day offers a special opportunity for the citizens of the four municipalities to come see their shelter, and learn first hand about the services it provides.

The shelter had a Grand Opening on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 for those officials and and persons directly related to the construction of the facility, with promises of a Spring Open House for the rest of the public to come and experience the shelter first-hand.

Festivities planned for the day include scheduled tours with a scavenger hunt, a drawing for a year's worth of free dog food, face painting, balloon animals, popcorn, crafts, and informational tables for the Virginia Living Museum's summer programs, Feral Cat Advocates, Operation Cat Snip, and the area's newest low-cost spay / neuter resource: No More Chasin' Tails.

If that were not enough, the Peninsula Pet Pantry will be accepting donations for their newest drop-off location at the shelter. There will be a formal initiation and ribbon-cutting at noon to celebrate a place for the public to bring pet food and other donations to help those falling on hard times to keep their pets in their homes.

The Regional Animal Shelter has recently launched its volunteer program, and information regarding new volunteer opportunities will be available.

The shelter also recently began running a brand new “Adoption Exclusive” in honor of National Pet Month.”Cats Off to You!” welcomes guests to visit the shelter, and leave with an adult feline companion for $20, or a senior cat (8 years and up) free of charge. In addition, kittens and puppies are $60, and adult dogs $50. All animals ready for adoption come behaviorally assessed, micro- chipped, vaccinated, and spayed/neutered.

Event updates, as well as tour sign-up, are available on the shelter's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaRegionalAnimalShelter.

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