New Animal Shelter for Prince William County

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