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.

Read more…


Helping the Little Ones

(May 2020) 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 their Foster Program!


Teachers register now for Fall 2020

(May 2020) Registration for Kind News now open! This publication is free of charge for all Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park teachers in K-6 grade classes.  Deadline to register is June 29, 2020. All teachers must renew their subscription each year. No automatic renewals. Register here

**COVID-19 Message**: Teachers who received Kind News during the 19-20 school year received their last issue via email. The last printed copy for this school year will be delayed until next fall.  If you would like to continue to receive this publication, please sign up on the registration page link above.


Keeping Pets with their Families

(April 2020) No family should have to give up a pet because they cannot afford food. Prince William SPCA is helping fight pet food insecurity by providing assistance throughout the community. If you are unable to feed your pets, please use these resources listed below. Contact us if you are unable to obtain food through these services.

3 Little Free Libraries Have Pet Food

Pet food assistance now available at 3 Little Free Libraries! No pet should go hungry, or be surrendered or abandoned because of a lack of food. Times are tough for families and we’re here to help! Starting today, the Prince William SPCA will have canned dog and cat food available at the following little libraries while supplies last. Donations at the libraries are also welcomed but must fit inside of the libraries. All food must be canned and absolutely NO used or open items of any kind are permitted. Locations of libraries with pet food:

🐾 Manassas City Animal Adoption Center (Dean Drive)
🐾 Prince William County Animal Shelter (Bristow Road)
🐾 Lake Ridge Elementary School (Hedges Run Drive)

Meals on Wheels

Our volunteers are supplying Meals on Wheels with packages of cat and dog food for people who cannot leave their homes.

ACTS – Food pantry 9am-3pm Monday – Friday

Pet food is being donated regularly to the ACTS food pantry.  Pantry Information


Food assistance is provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 571.748.2680 and please leave a message if no one is immediately available to take your call. SERVE Campus 10056 Dean Dr., Manassas, VA 20110. Available Appointment Hours:

Monday: 1 – 3 p.m. – Tuesday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. / 1 – 3 p.m. – Wednesday: 5 – 7:30 p.m. – Thursday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. / 1 – 3 p.m. – Friday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Pantry Information