Local shelters to educate public about homeless animals

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Suffolk Animal Care Center and fourteen other local animal shelters will join forces this week to educate the Hampton Roads area about homeless animals.

Suffolk officials say tens of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals become homeless every year. Local shelters take care of these animals and provide rehabilitation services.

In a campaign this week, shelters around the area will offer orange ribbons for people in support of homeless animals.

The Suffolk Animal Care Center will have animals up for adoption at the Chesapeake Square Petsmart at 4300 Portsmouth Boulevard, on Friday, Feb. 17.

Shelters participating in this week’s campaign include:

  • Suffolk Animal Care
  • Suffolk Humane Society
  • Chesapeake Animal Services
  • Chesapeake Humane Society
  • Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society
  • Heritage Humane Society
  • Norfolk Animal Care Center
  • Norfolk SPCA
  • Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter
  • Peninsula SPCA
  • PETA
  • Portsmouth Humane Society
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
  • Virginia Beach SPCA
  • Northeastern SPCA.