News and Events

**Event Announcement**: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Prince William SPCA will not host any community events until further notice. This includes appearances of the PAW Express Mobile Adoption Van.  All events will be posted on our Event Calendar. Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. We hope to see everyone in 2021.  Stay safe.

Prince William SPCA Supports Shelter’s Foster Program

We were thrilled to be able to support the Prince William County Animal Shelter’s foster program with a donation of Foster Kitten Kits! These kits will go a long way in helping newborn kittens under the care of their Foster Program. We supplied scales, nipples, formula, mother/kitten food, thermometers, and warming pads. As the season goes on, we will replenish the supplies as needed. Special thanks to our friends at Pirates of the Potomac for their $5,000 donation that supports this program.

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster at the Prince William County Animal Shelter? Click Here ➡️ for more information on our Foster Program!

Prince William SPCA Donates Pet Oxygen Masks for Local Fire and Rescue

Firefighters in Prince William County have the tools they need to assist pets who are experiencing respiratory distress or failure due to a fire. Prince William SPCA purchased 42 of the WAG’N 02 FUR LIFE delivery system/devices (estimated value approximately $3,000). Each fire and rescue station in the county received two kits, one primary and one backup kit. Firefighters received training in the use and maintenance of the devices prior to placing the kits on fire and rescue apparatus. The pet oxygen delivery devices work similar to equipment manufactured for humans suffering from smoke inhalation except this device is used solely for four‐legged animals. We are proud to support Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue by providing them with these lifesaving devices for our furry family members.

Elementary Schools Receive $6,000 in Animal Books

Sixty-seven schools received a total of 520 children’s books donated by Prince William SPCA through its Youth Program. The cost of the books was valued at more than $6,000. Part of Prince William SPCA’s mission is to help teach children about pet adoption, caring for pets, and the importance of being compassionate to animals. The donated books have been selected to support this mission through education. The stories offer many opportunities for developing empathy and for follow-up writing as students learn about companion animals and think critically about what they have read. The books are beautifully illustrated, communicate a positive age-appropriate message and include important nonfiction information to supplement and extend the educational impact of the story. Some of the titles include A Home for Dakota by Jan Zita Grover, “Let’s Get a Pup!” said Kate by Bob Graham and Maggie’s Second Chance by Nancy Furstinger.