SPCA-Eastern Shore Inc.

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Our Featured Pet...

Mr. B is a lovely grey tabby with long hair. He's lived at the shelter for a year now. He gets along fine with other cats and is litter box trained. Mr. B is around 3 years old and loves to play. He is a fairly big guy, weighing 18 lbs. Up to date on vaccines and neutered.



Due to safety concerns, we can no longer allow bare feet, flip flops, or high heels in our kennel. Working in conjunction with Virginia Beach SPCA, we offer a low-cost spay/neuter program for public pets. VBSPCA has the Neuter Scooter and is now bringing the surgeries to us via this mobile surgery unit. For the time being, we are having two surgery days each month, with a total of 40 surgeries done right in our parking lot. If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, or if you know someone who needs this service, please call us for more information. (757)787-7385. There is a deadline for payment and application to be in to the shelter 12 days prior to the clinic date. As always, we need to thank our supporters who bring donations of all kinds. Thanks to you our doors are open. With your support we will be able to continue our spay/neuter assistance program, along with caring for the needs of our local animals who are down on their luck. We receive no funding from government agencies or other organizations and are NOT funded by tax dollars. Our survival depends on the generosity of our donors who support our mission of saving the lives of pets who have fallen on hard times. At the SPCA-Eastern Shore, no adoptable pet will be euthanized for space considerations......EVER!

Who We Are

In August of 2005, the SPCA Eastern Shore rededicated itself to our true mission- to provide a safe haven for animals in Accomack and Northampton Counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore. For many years the SPCA had served as the housing facility for the Animal Control divisions of Accomack and Northampton Counties. After a consultation with the Humane Society of the United States, our SPCA Board of Directors felt that the true mission of our SPCA was being overwhelmed by our obligations to the two counties. Due to space considerations and the constant influx of stray and feral animals, adoptable animals were unable to be held for longer than the legal minimum. In July of 2004, the counites opened the new Regional Animal Control Facility for the purpose of housing the Animal Control function of the county governments. Our SPCA has been able to successfully place 98% of the animals seeking shelter with us. We continue to work with the Regional facility, drawing animals from them to place for adoption. This is truly a co-operative effort by people who care deeply about the welfare of pets in our community.

Adopting a friend

The SPCA-Eastern Shore Inc. is committed to finding loving lifetime homes for as many of our shelter animals as possible. We will not make adoption arrangements over the phone. Animals MUST be spayed or neutered before leaving our shelter to go beyond our local area. Adopting a pet from the Eastern Shore SPCA Due to safety concerns, we can no longer allow bare feet, flip flops, or high heels in our kennel. When you are thinking of adding a four-legged member to your family, we hope you'll think of checking out the pets we have for adoption. We normally have kittens and cats, puppies and dogs, in all sizes, shapes, and colors. We want very much to make a good match for your family and for our available pets. Most dogs will live 12 years or longer, and cats can easily live close to 20 years and more. We want you to be happy with your selection for the lifetime of your pet and we try to make sure the chosen pet fits with your lifestyle and your family. Active families usually don't want a couch potato dog, and some families are looking for the kitty that loves to be in your lap. Working together, we have better chances of it being the lasting commitment you want it to be. Thank you for choosing to adopt a pet and giving a much deserving animal a second chance at a lifetime home. Adoption Procedure We ask anyone considering adoption from the Eastern Shore SPCA to come to our shelter to see our available animals. We can not take applications over the phone. You will need to see and interact with the pet you are looking at adopting. The adoption counselor showing the pet can answer many questions about personality and habits of the pet. If you think the pet is right for you, you can fill out our adoption application. Our adoption fee is $120.00. This covers the cost of spay/neuter, any tests that have been done, vaccines, wormings, flea and heartworm prevention, as well as a microchip ID implanted in the pet. At the present time, we do not accept credit/debit cards of any kind; we accept cash or personal check. We are required to get a copy of picture identification with birthday, usually a drivers license. If your adoption application is approved, you will be able to take your pet home the next day. That gives us the time to do the required paperwork to finalize the adoption and implant the microchip. We also like to give dogs a bath prior to going home. When you come to sign the adoption contract, we will provide you with information on the microchip, the vaccination record, and take a family photo for our bulletin board. We try to make this a pleasurable experience for everyone; as an adoptive parent of one of the pets we've cared for sometimes for many months, you are part of our extended family. We will always be just a phone call away to discuss any questions or concerns you may have in the beginning of this new relationship. We want to help make the adjustment period as smooth as possible for you.

Come Visit Us!

The SPCA-Eastern Shore Animal Shelter is located on Rt. 13 in Onley, Virginia, just south of Nandua High School. Mile marker 111 is directly in front of our building. Our public hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM.

SPCA-Eastern Shore Inc.
26528 Lankford Highway
PO Box 164
Onley, VA 23418
Phone: (757)787-7385

Email: shorespca@verizon.net
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