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Cracking Down on Dog Rules

Cracking Down on Dog Rules

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA- Dogs are banned from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street from Memorial Day to Labor Day on the beach, Boardwalk, and grass at the Boardwalk.

Dogs are not allowed between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

Dogs do not have to be on a leash, but they must be well behaved, licensed, and up to date on their shots.

Police have been able to give summonses to violators, and now Animal Control has the same authority.

There were 7 charges last year for dogs on the beach, and most were Class 4 misdemeanors. But, ignoring dog feces is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $2,500 fine and possible 12 months in jail. 

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PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to offer day of discounted services

PETA and Virginia Beach SPCA to offer day of discounted services

PETA and the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) are gearing up for a day of significantly discounted veterinary services for cats and dogs in Hampton Roads next week, 

They will be doing low-cost spay-and-neuter surgeries and offering discounted rates on rabies and distemper vaccines as well as heartworm testing and microchipping.

 

When:       Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. (vaccines only administered to sterilized animals)

Where:     Flea Market, 10171 Jefferson Ave., Newport News (between the Midtown Community Center and Pete's Towing)

 

Virginia Beach SPCA offers vaccine clinic this weekend

Virginia Beach SPCA offers vaccine clinic this weekend

According to the Virginia Beach SPCA, "a healthy pet is a happy pet."  Pet owners should keep their pet’s vaccinations up to date so that they will be protected from disease, viruses, and bacteria.

Dogs should be kept current on DHPP and rabies and cats should be kept current on FVRCP and rabies.  Vaccines are also available for bordatella upon request. Heartworm tests and heartworm preventative are also available.

The Virginia Beach SPCA Clinic will offer a vaccine clinic to the public on Saturday, April 7, at the Aragona Moose Lodge located at 3133 Shipps Corner in Virginia Beach from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

The pricing is as follows:

DOG VACCINES

Rabies/DHPP Combo                 $30.00

'Be My Valentine' Adoption Event

'Be My Valentine' Adoption Event

'Be My Valentine' Adoption Event, Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach SPCA Hosts 33rd Annual Walk for the Animals at the Oceanfront

Virginia Beach SPCA Hosts 33rd Annual Walk for the Animals at the Oceanfront

The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will host its 33rd Annual Walk for the Animals on Sunday, October 23, at Neptune’s Park at 31st Street at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach.  Registration and activities begin at 11:30a.m., and the one-mile pledge walk on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

VBSPCA will accept pets under a mandatory evacuation order

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Pet owners must make plans for what to do with their animals if a major storm strikes locally.

 

The Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA) will accept pets from first responders and those families under a mandatory evacuation order.  The animals will be held for 24 hours, unless the shelter receives a mandatory evacuation order itself.  VBSPCA staff will be onsite 24 hours a day from the moment of evacuation.  Please note that all pets left in the care of the VBSPCA must be picked up by 5:00pm on Sunday, August 28th.

 

All animals brought to the shelter must have identification tags and any required medicine.  Carriers, crates, leashes, shot records, food, litter, blankets, etc., should also accompany pets.  The VBSPCA is located at 3040 Holland Road in Virginia Beach, near the corner of Holland and Dam Neck Roads.  The VBSPCA phone number is 427-0070.   In the event that the are

Animal Care and Adoption Center Official Groundbreaking

The Virginia Beach Police in conjunction with Armada Hoffler Development Company will break ground on the new state-of-the-art Animal Care and Adoption Center facility at 351 S. Birdneck Rd., Virginia Beach, Va., on December 1, 2010, at 2:00p.m.  The new facility will promote an adoption friendly atmosphere and allow animals to be more accessible for citizens to adopt and reclaim lost pets.

The shelter’s mission, in conjunction with our adoption-friendly philosophy, is to balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of the people and animals in our city.  Through our mission we will educate the public on responsible companion-animal ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, provide compassion and humane care for unwanted, stray, abused, and abandoned animals in our city, and give adoptable animals a second chance at a new home.