NORFOLK, VA – Fourteen local animal shelters are joining forces until February 16 to recognize Homeless Animal Awareness Week (HAAW), according to a press release.
For one week, shelters across the region will take to social media to educate our communities about animal homelessness.
Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center will offer discounted adoption fees of $50 for both dogs and cats to help these companion animals find loving fur-ever homes.
During Homeless Animal Awareness Week, animal shelters are reminding our friends and animal lovers to spread the word — local shelters are full of wonderful pets waiting for their new family to walk through the door.
Community members can join the Facebook event and further their participation by updating their social media with HAAW graphics and using the hashtags #HR4PETS, #HAAW and #homelessanimalawarenessweek.
According to a study by the American Pet Products Association, the number of pet-owning homes has increased to about 67 percent of U.S. households. However, only a fraction of those homes found their new pet at an animal shelter or humane society. Ending animal homelessness can happen if we think “shelters first.”
The participating shelters are Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Norfolk SPCA, PETA, Chesapeake Animal Services, the Chesapeake Humane Society, Heritage Humane, Isle of Wight County Animal Shelter, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, Peninsula SPCA, Portsmouth Humane Society, Suffolk Animal Care Center, Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, the Virginia Beach SPCA and the SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina. Individuals are encouraged to follow the Homeless Animal Awareness Week Facebook event for information about adoption discounts and events.
Contact information for participating shelters:
|Chesapeake Animal Services||Amanda McQuarryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chesapeake Humane Society||Dyanna Uchiekemail@example.com|
|Heritage Humane Society||Jennifer LaFountainfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Isle of Wight||Christina Crowderemail@example.com|
|Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center||Jessica Guckert||Jessica.Guckert@norfolk.gov|
|Norfolk SPCA||Amanda Insettafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter||Brigette Duganemail@example.com|
|Peninsula SPCA||Jodi Deanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Portsmouth Humane Societyemail@example.com|
|Suffolk Animal Control||Laurie Brittlefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center||Jessica Wildeemail@example.com|
|Virginia Beach SPCA||Sydney Monduyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina||Judy Perkins||Spcaofnenc@gmail.com|