animalshelter in 1069 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A local animal shelter is sharing a success story.
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The Peninsula SPCA has been in a contractual agreement for decades with the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County. It required them to euthanize animals against their fundamental principles, but in accordance with state law. So their decision in 2010 to stick to their guns and become a no-kill shelter lead to one solution — a new shelter had to be built and the concerns for the lives of animals would end up there.
Newport News council members were briefed on the new animal shelter at its afternoon work session, and no council members voiced objections.
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Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is an animal shelter in Newport News, Virginia. 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 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. The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is located at 5843 Jefferson Ave Newport News, VA 23605
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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 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. Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is an animal shelter in Newport News, Virginia. 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 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.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 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. The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter was ready for operation in late December 2014. The Shelter is a joint project of the Cities of Newport News and Hampton, and the Counties of York and Poquoson. The 30,000-square-foot shelter is located on IDA-owned land leased to the City of Newport News near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield Road and will provide animal sheltering and adoption services for the citizens of these four jurisdictions.