Shelter Update
January 15, 2021
(Photo (c) Prince William County)
As of the start of the new year, the Animal Shelter construction progress is approximately 44 percent complete. The exterior masonry walls and structural steel installation (including roof decking) are substantially complete. The interior masonry walls and metal stud wall installation are now in progress. Roofing is scheduled to begin in February with the intent to make the building weathertight in March. To stay updated with the progress of the new shelter visit Prince William County’s website.


Drumroll please! We are excited to announce the winner of our Holiday Pet Photo contest. Congratulations Buster and Jax, two shelter dogs enjoying their forever home. We loved the joy and happiness in all of their faces and that the entire room was decked out in holiday cheer. We received so many really fantastic photos and deciding one winner was very difficult. Thank you to everyone who sent in a photo and shared your joy with all of us during what was a challenging holiday season. Your photos turned into $625 in donations for the Prince William County Animal Shelter ! Buster and Jax will receive a $50 gift card for a trip to Petco. Happy 2021 to everyone!


Life-saving Devices Now at Every Fire Station in Prince William County

October 17, 2020 – In celebration of National Fire Safety Month, the Prince William SPCA has donated 65 Wag’N O2 Fur Life pet oxygen mask kits to Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue System. The donation, valued at $5,570.92, provided kits for each fire station’s response units. The kits come with three different size masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and many more species.

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, Prince William SPCA board members traveled to Stations 6, 18 and 26 to make in-person deliveries and to thank the first responders for their dedication to the community. “We are thrilled to provide our local first responders with access to critical equipment that can save the lives of pets,” says Prince William SPCA President, Melissa Korzuch. She continues, “The community should have peace of mind knowing these devices are readily available county-wide on every fire truck that responds to an emergency.”

In 2013, the Prince William SPCA donated 42 pet oxygen mask kits to Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue System. This recent donation will replace worn equipment and provide new equipment for fire stations built after 2013. Battalion Chief Bruce Tucker assisted the Prince William SPCA with coordinating the latest donation and commented, “There have been a number of times over the last 7 years where we were able to utilize the previously provided resources to make a difference in a family’s life.” Adding, “We are fortunate and thankful for the SPCA’s willingness to help us make a difference through these generous donations to the Fire and Rescue System.”

Pet oxygen masks are necessary to resuscitate animals suffering from smoke inhalation. The device works similarly to equipment manufactured for humans suffering from smoke inhalation, except these devices are used solely for companion animals. The cone-shaped design has a a rubber seal that creates a snug fit over the animal’s nose and mouth making the oxygen delivery more effective than oxygen masks designed for humans. Pets often sustain inhalation of smoke or carbon monoxide and can die in transport to a veterinarian. This life-saving equipment is used at the site of the fire, offering immediate aid to the pet and thus minimizing the number of animal fatalities that occur due to fire.


Huge THANK YOU goes out to the wonderful team at Metro Nova Creative.  As part of our 16th anniversary, we are working update online and print media with the new, refreshed look!  Metro Nova Creative provided in-kind design support to update our logo. If you need help with logos, graphic design, website design, or marketing, visit their website.


Prince William SPCA is participating in the 2020 CFCNCA Campaign: # 66973
September 21, 2020 – If you are a federal worker or retiree, please support Prince William SPCA during this year’s CFC campaign. Donations we receive from CFC enable us to continue our programs that reduce euthanasia, increase adoptions and improve the lives of companion animals in our LOCAL community. Thank you in advance for your generous support!

For details on how you can make a donation, visit

Campaign runs through January 15, 2021.


Cheers to the past 16 years and to many years to come!

While 2020 has been very different than the other 15 years, what has not changed is our continued dedication to companion animals. Huge shout out to everyone who has been instrumental in our many successes over the last 16 years…

Clear the Shelters event will be held the entire month of August

The Prince William SPCA is partnering with the Prince William County Animal Shelter on adoption, spay/neuter and medical fees for their animals for the entire month of August.

Where the pets are…

Friends of the Shelter Program


Prince William County Animal Shelter Under Construction

It is finally here!  After many years of advocating, Prince William County is on its way to having a new animal shelter. Construction has begun and there are already many changes that have begun.  A new entrance has been added to the shelter located on Bristow Road. The previous entrance has now been closed and visitors will need to drive up the paved roadway and park in the gravel area. The new entrance is located 450 away from the previous one.
Handicap parking can be found directly in front of the building, in the paved area nearest to the front door.
Prince William County Department of Facilities & Fleet Management currently estimates the construction project at 5 percent completion. This news comes after the PWC Board of County Supervisors issued a Notice to Proceed to the General Contractor, Taft Construction Inc. (May 6, 2020) and the approval to bring the project budget to $16.7M (June 16, 2020).
Site work has included:
  1. Closure of the old Animal Shelter Entrance Off of Bristow Road and the creation of a new one.
  2. Demolition of the old parking lot and creation of a new one.
  3. Demolition of the old Animal Control Building
Taft Construction has also worked on erosion and sediment controls which have been completed and inspected. View some of the photos (compliments of PWC Animal Shelter)  below to see some of the construction to date. To stay up to date with progress on the project visit

Happy 4th of July!

We were happy to celebrate the holiday by sharing Pup Cup treats that were dropped off at the Prince William County Animal Shelter! Thank You to all the amazing people at the Shelter who take care of these adorable furbabies on holidays and every day!



New Law Expands Definition of  “Adequate Shelter” for Pets

The new tethering law, titled SB272, seeks to address tethering by expanding the definition of “adequate shelter” for pets. It was passed by the Virginia House and Senate and signed by Governor Ralph Northam in April 2020.

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