City to Dedicate New Home for Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center

Join us as we dedicate the new Animal Care & Adoption Center, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

After breaking ground less than a year ago, construction of the new Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center is complete.  The city will officially dedicate the new $12.5 million facility, Monday, December 5, at 4:30 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and holiday tree illumination at 341 S. Birdneck Road.  Following the ceremony, guests may take a tour of the new facility.

The 38,000 square-foot facility sits on 5.14 acres and was constructed by Armada Hoffler Construction Company and designed by Guernsey Tingle Architects.

The new shelter can house up to 192 dogs, 129 cats, and 20 pocket/exotic pets.  This new state-of-the-art green facility replaces the current 8,461 square-foot building on Leroy Road that was constructed in 1974.

Relocation of the animals to their new home will take place Tuesday, December 6.  A public Grand Opening Adoption Event will be held Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  A flyer with that event information will be forthcoming.

Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of pet food for the newly established “Pet Food Bank.”  Donations will be used to help pet owners avoid having to give up their pet for adoption due to financial difficulties.

For more information, call (757) 385-4444 or visit


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