Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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Home for the Holidays is back!! Please consider sponsoring an animal's adoption so they may have a "Home for the Holidays"! (The entire adoption fee must be paid) Gift certificates for pet adoptions also available for Christmas gifts!!

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County.  This 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions.  This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic for the shelter animals and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals.  The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions.  The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions. 

Do you have a passion for helping animals and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? We have the job for you, in fact we have several! Please apply here.

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