Speak Out for a New Shelter

Attention Scouts!
The Prince William SPCA is seeking girl and boy scouts to help be the voices of the animals. In the summer of 2017 (tentatively July), the Prince William Board of County Supervisors is expected to vote on a new animal shelter. They need to know the community supports this project and scouts can help deliver the message.  Write a letter. Send an email. Speak at Citizens’ Time. Schedule a meeting with your supervisor. Draw a picture. When you do, let us know and the Prince William SPCA will send you a FREE fun patch to wear on your vest or sash!


Interested in visiting the Prince William County Animal Shelter?
Here is their information:
Prince William County Animal Shelter
14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112

Hours of Operation:
•Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
•Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
•Sunday: 12pm-4pm
•Monday and Holidays: Closed

Need inspiration? The Prince William SPCA donated copies of Maggie’s Second Chance to every elementary school in Prince William County, Manassas City and Manassas Park. In this compelling book, movingly illustrated, the issue of animal abandonment is brought to life. Maggie, a pregnant lab mix, is left behind in an abandoned house. Discovered by the realtor, Maggie is brought to the pound where her puppies are born. When Jeff, a fourth-grader, reads a newspaper story about Maggie’ puppies being adopted while Maggie is not, he learns from his teacher that Maggie will be euthanized if no one adopts her. This knowledge galvanizes Jeff and his classmates to successfully plan and petition their town council to build an animal shelter. Maggie is given her second chance-taken to the new town shelter, where she is eventually adopted. Maggie’s Second Chance is based on the true story of Texas fourth-graders who, with their teacher’s assistance, founded an animal shelter in their town. The final page offers factual comprehensive information on how to help abandoned dogs. Check it out today from any school library!