Prince William SPCA works directly with local municipal shelters through its “Friends of the Shelter” program. For the last 9 years, our volunteers have worked with the shelter 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. View the Latest PICK ME Flyer
- Prince William County Animal Shelter: www.pwcshelter.petfinder.com
- Manassas City: www.manassasanimaladoptioncenter.petfinder.com
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.
How we have helped the PWC Animal Shelter:
1. Throughout 2012 and 2013, the PWSPCA donated more than $15,000 in vaccines, spay/neuter assistance, dog beds, landscaping, and other supplies.
2. 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.
3.The PWSPCA partnered with the Prince William County Animal Shelter on the new P.A.W. Mobile Adoption Van. A grant for $150,000+ was awarded by Petco.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6.In March 2012, the PWSPCA donated 10 new dog beds for the shelter dogs. You can donate one, too. See the link at the bottom of this page.
7. In August 2012, the PWSPCA 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.
8. In October 2012, the PWSPCA donated $5,000 worth of Frontline Plus and Feline Leukemia/FIV tests to the Prince William County Animal Shelter for their cats.
9. In October 2012, the PWSPCA donated a park bench to the Prince William County Animal Shelter’s new dog park.
10. In 2011, the PWSPCA donated more than $3,000 to pay for shelter pet vaccines.
11. In December 2010, 2011 and 2012, the PWSPCA sponsored the Holiday Open House at the shelter.
12. PWSPCA volunteers produce weekly “PICK ME” flyers that showcase adoptable pets at the shelter. View the Latest PICK ME Flyer
Hours of Operation:
- Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
- Sunday: 12pm-4pm
- Monday and Holidays: Closed
How we have helped the Manassas City Animal Asoption Center:
1. 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, and upgrades were done to the inside cages.
2. The PWSPCA provides on-going funding for free wellness checks to new adoptive pets who are already spayed/neutered.
3. 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.
4. PWSPCA volunteers produce weekly “PICK ME” flyers that showcase adoptable pets at the shelter. View the Latest PICK ME Flyer
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. On behalf of the shelter dogs in Prince William County, we thank you!