Friends of the Shelter

Pup PetfinderPrince William SPCA works directly with local municipal shelters through its “Friends of the Shelter” program.  For the last 12 years, our volunteers have worked with the shelters’ staff on projects aimed at increasing adoptions of shelter pets.  Residents of Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are served by two area shelters, the Prince William County Animal Shelter and the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center.

Adopt, Don’t Buy!
Visit the shelters for your new pet.  Never buy from a breeder, pet store or newspaper ad.  Check our their Petfinder sites. New animals come in daily, so please check back often if you are interested in adopting.

Note: The Prince William SPCA has no animal shelter and cannot take in any pets needing a new home. If you have a pet that you wish to give up, please contact a rescue organization or one of the animal shelters.

 

Prince William County Animal Shelter: www.pwcshelter.petfinder.com
How the Prince William SPCA has helped the PWC Animal Shelter:

  • February 2005, began taking photos of shelter pets for social media. To date, more than 10,000 photos have been taken, resulting in countless adoptions and lowering the number of animals euthanized.
  • In August 2016, installed a Little Free Library at the shelter to promote reading and animal issues.
  • June 2016, the Prince William BOCS voted to build a new shelter thanks to the advocacy of the Prince William SPCA and the community.
  • Summer 2016, donated the Rt. 234 entrance sign for the shelter valued at $1,500.
  • 2014-2016, donated more than $38,000+ to purchase microchips for the PWC Animal Shelter. All newly adopted pets and reclaimed pets are microchipped before leaving the shelter.
  • In November 2014, sponsored the “100 Cats adopted in 100 days” program.  The PWSPCA paid for the adoption fee for all cats needing to be spayed/neutered and gave away $45 Petco gift cards to adopters with cats already spayed/neutered.
  • In May 2014, announced that it would begin a new campaign that will advocate for a new shelter.
  • In January 2014, the PWSPCA launched a new microchip program for all pets adopted or redeemed from the shelter.  The program has an estimated annual cost of $15,000.
  • Throughout 2012 and 2013, the PWSPCA donated more than $15,000 in vaccines, spay/neuter assistance, dog beds, landscaping, and other supplies.
  • The PWSPCA awarded an $8,000 cash donation to the Prince William County Animal Shelter in 2010 for a new database to track intake, lost pets and cruelty cases.
  • Partnered with the Prince William County Animal Shelter on the new P.A.W. Express Mobile Adoption Van. A grant for $150,000+ was awarded by Petco.
  • In March 2012, thanks to a grant from Bessemer Trust, the PWSPCA donated $13,000 to the Prince William County Animal Shelter to purchase a Vetscan Blood Chemistry machine.
  • In March 2012, thanks to a grant from Bessemer Trust, the PWSPCA donated $2,000 to the Prince William County Animal Shelter to purchase a new microscope.
  • In March 2012, donated 10 new dog beds for the shelter dogs. You can donate one, too. See the link at the bottom of this page.
  • In August 2012, sponsored the “Beat the Heat” Spay/Neuter program at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. 73 cats were adopted of which 36 (18 pairs) were adopted under the adopt one, get one free. 37 cats were spayed and neutered for free. The program cost more than $4,000.
  • In October 2012, donated $5,000 worth of Frontline Plus and Feline Leukemia/FIV tests to the Prince William County Animal Shelter for their cats.
  • In October 2012,donated a park bench to the Prince William County Animal Shelter’s new dog park.
  • In 2011, donated more than $3,000 to pay for shelter pet vaccines.
  • In December 2010, 2011 and 2012, the PWSPCA sponsored the Holiday Open House at the shelter.

Prince William County Animal Shelter
14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112
703-792-6465
animalshelter@pwcgov.org
www.pwcshelter.petfinder.com

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-4pm
  • Monday and Holidays: Closed

Manassas City Animal Adoption Center: www.manassasanimaladoptioncenter.petfinder.com
How the Prince William SPCA has helped the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center:

  • In August 2016, installed a Little Free Library at the shelter to promote reading and animal issues.
  • In the summer 2013, the PWSPCA launched a program with the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center to make improvements to their facility. New gravel was purchased for their outside dog runs, beautiful landscaping was added to their entryway,  a new sign was installed and upgrades were done to the inside cages. More than $14,000 was donated to help improve the shelter facility.
  • The PWSPCA provides on-going funding for free wellness checks to new adoptive pets who are already spayed/neutered.
  • To help promote spaying and neutering, the PWSPCA partners with the shelter for a “Pit Fix” program that provides greatly reduced fees for altering pit bulls and pit bull mixes for City of Manassas residents.

Manassas City Animal Adoption Center
10039 Dean Drive, Manassas, VA 20110
703-257-2420
animalshelter@ci.manassas.va.us
www.manassasanimaladoptioncenter.petfinder.com

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00am-1:00pm AND 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Sunday and Holidays: Closed

Provide a Comfortable Bed for a Shelter Dog
You can help make homeless dogs more comfortable during their stay at the shelter. How? Elevate them off of the cold, hard, damp, concrete floor by donating a Kuranda dog bed. Our two local shelters use these beds at night, but are in need of many more.

At www.kuranda.com, choose “Donate a Bed” from the top bar. Next “Select your shelter by state,” then choose either “Prince William County Animal Shelter” or “City of Manassas Animal Adoption Center.” Both facilities are registered with a wish list of beds. Your donated bed will be shipped directly to the shelter of your choice.

Please consider donating a bed and dedicating it in honor of, or in memory of, a special pet or person. If you would like your donation mentioned in the next issue of Paw On-line, forward a copy of your Donation Order emailed to you by Kuranda USA, along with your dedication information, to outreach@pwspca.org. On behalf of the shelter dogs in Prince William County, we thank you!