Friday, December 14, 2012
Fairfax County animal shelter will offer a free spay or neuter for the first 100 dogs or cats adopted from the shelter through Dec. 31.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is having its annual 'Home for the Holidays' campaign to help homeless animals find permanent and stable homes this month. As part of the campaign, the shelter will offer a free spay or neuter for the first 100 cats, kittens, dogs or puppies adopted from the shelter through Dec. 31. Along with cats and dogs that are available for adoption, the shelter also has rabbits, small mammals, reptiles and birds. The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is located at 4500 West Ox Rd. To view animals available for adoption, visit the shelter's website and click on "Adoption." Regular adoption hours are 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Frying Pan Park manager Tawny Hammond ready to take one new challenge and new facility.
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter has a new chief, and will soon have a new home. Tawny Hammond, a longtime county employee and former manager of Frying Pan Park in Herndon, officially started as the new director of the shelter last month, and the facility at 4500 West Ox Rd. will be expanding next door next month. "This is a dream come true. I'm honored to be doing this," said Hammond. "How we treat animals is an indication of how we are as a society… We live and work for a day that no adoptable, healthy and rehabilitatable animal is ever euthanized." Retiring director Dr. Karen Diviney said she is delighted Hammond was chosen. "There will be challenges for her, like the budget, but there are rewards — like watching that dog and cat or…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Need shots for your pets? Bring them to the Sully District Government Center in Chantilly.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is hosting a low-cost rabies clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. The cost for a rabies shot is $12 per cat or dog and all pets will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. Those wishing to get a three-year rabies vaccine must bring in their pet's rabies certificate showing their current rabies vaccination and expiration date. Rabies certificates will be issued without tags. Those who come to the clinic should make sure their dogs are on leashes and cats are in carriers. Vaccines for ferrets are no longer available at the clinic. Fairfax County 2012 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic for $10 per dog. Cash and checks …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Cat cages at the Fairfax County shelter are full.
Kitten season has arrived and Fairfax County officials say that they need help to handle the massive number of cats in their care. The cat cages at the shelter are full, and volunteers are also taking care of 100 cats through the county's foster program, the Fairfax County Police Department said on Thursday. Animal control officials say that the problem is in part due to the warm winter temperatures this year, which makes cats go into heat. During the summer season, many people also bring older cats in to the shelter because of allergies or moving to a new home. The problem also extends to areas outside Fairfax County. “We have held special adoption events, appealed to our rescue partners and have been recruiting additional foster …