Prince William SPCA is participating in the 2020 CFCNCA Campaign: # 66973
September 1, 2021 – 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 https://cfcnca.org.

Campaign runs through January 15, 2022.

Animal adoption events resume on the PAW Express

Join us for the Taste of Woodbridge on June 12 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Stonebridge in Potomac Towne Center.  This is our first event since 2019 and we are excited to be back on the road with adoptable animals from the Prince William County Animal Shelter. We will be doing our events a little differently this year to keep in line with COVID-19 safety measures. Mark your calendars and plant to attend!

animal The new Prince William County Animal Shelter is under construction and expected to open for limited occupancy in the fall of 2021 and fully operational in Spring 2022.  The existing shelter is open for business while the new shelter is being built.

Updates posted on the County’s website.

Friends of the Shelter

Teachers register now for Fall 2021

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 19, 2021. All teachers must renew their subscription each year. No automatic renewals. Register here

 

Woodbridge Middle School student featured on the cover of “Kind News Magazine”
Posted on 02/10/2021 – Prince William County Schools
Tiana Price, a sixth-grade student at Woodbridge Middle School, was recently featured on the cover of “Kind News Magazine.” The magazine helps students connect with animals and build empathetic relationships with them. Tiana was honored to be featured in a magazine that she has enjoyed reading since she was in kindergarten. In the issue, Tiana wrote about her experience with her cat during quarantine. As a member of the Junior Advisory Board of “Kind News Magazine,” Tiana helps create content for the magazine and their YouTube channel. She also works with her Girl Scout troop on service projects that benefit the Prince William County Animal Shelter. Tiana combines her passion for helping animals with her love of sewing and crafting to help animals in need. On her website, poshpetsworld.com, she features hand-made pet items that she donates to animal shelters. “I love animals and I want to help rescuers, fosters and animal shelters as much as I can. The work that they do, and their animals mean a lot to me,” shared Tiana. “One of my goals is to own businesses that cater to animals and animal lovers,” she added. Not only does Tiana have a passion for helping animals, but she encourages others to help animals as well. She has given a presentation on animal care to her Girl Scout troop and she provides instruction on her website on how to create animal supplies by upcycling.
For the last 12 years, Prince William SPCA has sponsored 13,000 copies of Kind News each year in our local schools.

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!

Spreading awareness of the dangers of feeding human food to pets

Girl Scouts at PetSmartTo celebrate Thanksgiving, the Prince William SPCA worked with Operation Turkey and Girl Scout volunteers to donate bags of pet food to help needy families and raise awareness of the negative effects of feeding pets, primarily cats and dogs, human food. The donation was valued at $848 and provided 77 bags of cat food and 36 bags of dog food. Each bag was filled with enough food for at least one day, as well as a pamphlet about proper nutrition of pets.  The bags were given to and distributed at ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) and the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry.

During the first two Saturdays of November, girls from the Girl Scout Troop 2577 visited PetSmart, armed with hundreds of dollars in gift cards provided from the Prince William SPCA, as well as smaller donations made by some of the girls’ parents. The girls bought food for both dogs and cats and packaged the food in labeled bags provided by the Prince William SPCA. The packages were then divided up with some of the food going to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry and the rest going to ACTS.

This project’s public service message is to educate people about the dangers of feeding pets table food during holidays and provide families with healthy alternates.  Turkey bones can cause choking hazards for pets, and other foods, like sweets and rich gravy, cause pets to become sick and even die.  In an effort to prevent this, Prince William SPCA has worked for many years to provide healthy pet food to families in need.

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.