Prince William SPCA is once again teaming up with Action in Community Through Service to provide safe and healthy food alternatives for pets this holiday season. Until November 9, we are collecting cat and dog food donations to be distributed to needy families through ACTS Operation Turkey program in November. Not only will this give the pets a special treat, but it also keeps Fido and Fluffy from indulging in food that can make them sick. Help us collect donations to support needy families in our community.

Start collecting now.  Drop off your donations on Saturday, November 9 at the McCoart Building from 11 AM – 2 PM.  Look for our volunteers.

Interested in helping with the bagging day?  Youth under 18 welcome to attend with a parent or leader.  Sign up here.

Pet Food Drive – Operation Turkey – 2019 FLYER

In 2014, the Prince William SPCA celebrated our 10th year anniversary and kicked off an initiative to create public awareness for the need to build a new animal shelter in the county.

Throughout the past five years, our community has overwhelmingly voiced support to address the critically undersized and outdated facility built in the 1970s. We were elated when the Board of County Supervisors approved the new Prince William County Animal Shelter in 2015. We comprised in 2017 with “Option C” as an efficient yet not excessive building design. We waited patiently until the construction plan was released in Spring 2019. And now we continue to wait as the new animal shelter is once again delayed in bureaucratic red tape.

The Board of County Supervisors meets on Tuesday, October 8 with Citizens’ Time scheduled on the agenda at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Be the voice for the animals and help finally move this project across the finish line!

If you are unable to speak at Citizens’ Time, please email the Supervisors at bocs@pwcgov.org and let them know it’s time to deliver on their vote to build a new animal shelter!

Prince William Board of County Supervisors’ meeting agenda for October 8, 2019: https://eservice.pwcgov.org/…/agendas/currentagenda.pdf

In honor of “Check the Chip” day on August 15, we are thrilled to announce that we have hit a milestone in our microchip program at the Prince William County Animal Shelter. 10,000 microchips! Every animal adopted or redeemed from the shelter has received a complimentary microchip sponsored by Prince William SPCA. #checkthechip

*If your pet is microchipped, great! Now’s a good time to check that chip at any area veterinarian’s office. Animal shelters and Animal Control Officers have scanners as well. Check that chip to make sure information is up to date.

*If your pet isn’t microchipped, make an appointment today with your vet. Microchips are affordable and can mean the difference when a pet is lost or stolen.

Help Clear the Prince William County Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 17

Prince William SPCA’s Friends of the Shelter Program is sponsoring the event and adoption fees are waived. All animals adopted will receive a free spay/neuter, medical screening, behavior evaluation, vaccinations, microchip and a goodie bag. Help us find forever homes for these animals by making a donation and clearing the shelter 8/17.

Make a donation to support the event today!

More on the event here.

Follow the event on Facebook!

Welcome to Our New Website

We are pleased to announce that our new website is complete! After months of work and lots of volunteer hours, the new mobile site is now ready. Visitors will notice the improved navigation with easier-to-find information and links. The Youth site is now included within our main site and accessible from one menu bar. We hope you enjoy the site!

Special thinks for the animal-friendly folks at EIC Digital for their help and expertise with this project.

The Boys are Back and Ready for Adoption

Kitten season has arrived and the Prince William County Animal Shelter is full with felines! The Prince William SPCA is sponsoring spay and neuter surgeries in July to help shine a spotlight on the adult cats waiting to find new homes. Cowboy and Emmett are the first two kitties that headed out for their neuter procedures. More updates on the way! With their neuter fees covered by the Prince William SPCA, Cowboy and Emmet have a reduced adoption fee of $45. The boys are ready for adoption 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 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
• Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.
• Monday and Holidays: Closed

Advocacy Campaign Succeeds! BOCS Votes to Approve New Animal Shelter

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) voted 7 to 1 to approve funding Option C: New Construction for the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Prince William SPCA led three long years of advocating for a new shelter from September 2014 – September 2017.  The community rallied behind the campaign and all the hard work finally paid off!  Citizens sent postcards, spoke at citizens’ time, contacted their supervisors, visited the shelter and educated themselves on the need for a new shelter.  Prince William SPCA sponsored an essay and poster contest, mailed more than 3,000 signed postcards to the Board of County Supervisors and provided up-to-date information on the process from start to finish.  Construction on the new shelter will begin in August 2019.  See details on how our organization led this campaign here.  Thanks to everyone who supported this cause. Great job Prince William County! #raiseyourpawpwc

Youth Program Benefits Companion Animals

Prince William SPCA is sponsoring a new program for K-12 students who want to make a make a positive social impact on the lives of companion animals. The Pawsitive Impact Program provides resources and up to $500 in funding for student-led, student-run projects that focus on cruelty prevention, pet adoptions, humane education, enrichment, behavior, nutrition and spay/neuter. Students involved in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H groups, Honor Societies, etc. located in the greater Prince William County region are eligible to participate. Scouts earning the highest awards in their organizations are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to projects that directly support the Manassas City Animal Adoption Center and the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Applications are being accepted through August 1, 2019. For more information or to apply, visit this link.

Improvements Made to Volunteer Database

Prince William SPCA has upgraded to a new volunteer database to help improve communications and administrative processes. This new system will help us better match volunteers with available opportunities plus it will track volunteer hours. We hope you like the new system!

Volunteer Opportunities

Prince William SPCA Gifts New Animal Books

December 20, 2018 – Woodbridge, VA – Prince William SPCA volunteers were making deliveries of new animal books just in time for the winter break. Earlier this year, twenty schools received Little Free Libraries as part of a donation from Prince William SPCA. Benton Middle School as well as Coles, Ellis, Henderson, Marshall, Montclair, Penn, and Rosa Parks Elementary Schools received book donations this week while the remaining 12 schools will receive a delivery over the next two weeks. Included in the donations were popular books such as Hachiko Waits, A Home for Dakota, Where the Red Fern Grows, Oh the Pets You Can Get, Charlotte’s Web, Before You Were Mine, To Kill A Mockingbird, and, of course, Dewey the Library Cat—one of the group’s favorite books to share. While the Prince William SPCA is partial to animal-themed books, many different genres can be found in the little libraries. This makes visiting the libraries a unique and always-changing experience for the entire family. The little libraries inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by encouraging everyone to “take a book, share a book.”  In addition to the 20 little libraries at the schools, Prince William SPCA has also built a little library at each of the two local animal shelters. For a list of locations or more about the program, visit www.pwspca.org/little-free-libraries.  Funding for the Little Free Libraries and the recent book donations is made possible by Prince William SPCA’s youth program, which supports projects that focus on young animal lovers who are under 18 years of age.