VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A group of dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea is making big improvements.
Virginia Beach SPCA offers dog and cat adoptions and will help Pets for Patriots members find their new best friends. Founded in 1966, the organization provides shelter, care and adoption to almost 4,000 animals in need every year. To promote responsible pet ownership and humane education, the Virginia Beach SPCA offers adoption classes and online access to resources for common pet issues. In addition, the shelter offers onsite obedience training and monthly Get To Know Your Dog classes.
At Forever Homes Sanctuary in Virginia Beach, near Town Center, an inspector noted in February a dog named Delbert died because of inadequate emergency care. A spokeswoman for the shelter admitted to NewsChannel 3 a staff member kicked the dog so hard it later died. The inspector wrote that several animal enclosures were unsafe, and the facility was not adequately ventilated “as evidenced by significant odor and humidity.” The inspector also noted the shelter had no posted hours for the public, which is required. When NewsChannel 3 visited, there was a sign stapled to the door with shelter hours, but no one answered the door or the phone.
Many dogs and cats will come to us in need of medical care this year
Adoptable Dogs | Virginia Beach SPCA
1. Visit our shelter at 3040 Holland Rd., or our Pet Supplies &Adoption Center (983 Providence Square Shopping Center). Read the cage cards located on each cage or kennel. 2. If you find an animal you are interested in and have read the information about the animal, ask a cattery or kennel technician to assist you. They will remove the animal from the cage and escort you to a visitation room. 3. Spend some time interacting with the animal outside the cage. Ask questions. Be sure this is the right animal for you. 4. If you would like to fill out an application for the animal, let your technician know. They'll get you started. 5. You'll take the completed application to the front desk for review. 6. All household members must visit with the animal before the adoption can be finalized. 7. Anyone wishing to adopt a dog or puppy that currently has a dog or puppy at home must do a dog introduction at the shelter. This is arranged AFTER the vet and residence check have been completed. 8. In order to adopt from the VBSPCA, you must live within 75 miles of Virginia Beach, Virginia. 9. All animals adopted from the VBSPCA will be spayed or neutered. After surgery, you will attend a brief post-op care class. After class, your animal will be released to you. 10. You must have a collar and leash for your adopted dog, or a collar and carrier for your new cat/kitten before leaving the shelter. You can bring these items with you at the time of pick-up, or you can purchase them from the VBSPCA.