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Agency Information:

Agency Name: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Street Address 1: 501 Front Street
Street Address 2:
City: Norfolk
State: VA
County:
Zip Code: 23510
Agency Email: info@peta.org
Agency Phone: (757) 622-7382
Agency FAX: ()
Agency Type: Private Animal Shelter
Date Submitted: 2/1/2018 11:48:02 AM
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Animal Information:

Reason for Custody


Species
A
On Hand January 1
B
Stray
C
Seized
D
Bite Case Quarantine
E
Surrendered by Owner
F
Received From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*
G
Received From Out-of-State Releasing Agency
H
Other**

Total
Dogs 0 3 0 0 889 19 41 4 956
Cats 0 3 0 0 1,457 2 25 2 1,489
Other Companion Animals 0 0 0 0 40 4 0 0 44
Hybrid Canines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Equine 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Livestock 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Poultry 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Total 0 6 0 0 2,410 25 66 6 2,513

Method of Disposition


Species
J
Reclaimed by Owner
K
Adopted
L
Transferred to another VA Releasing Agency***
M
Transferred to Out-of State Releasing Agency
N
Died While in Custody
O
Euthanized
P
Other****
Q
On Hand December 31

Total
Dogs 3 27 330 0 0 596 0 0 956
Cats 2 17 255 0 0 1,213 0 2 1,489
Other Companion Animals 0 9 0 0 0 33 0 2 44
Hybrid Canines 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Equine 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Livestock 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Poultry 0 0 1 0 0 21 0 0 22
Total 5 54 586 0 0 1,864 0 4 2,513

Wildlife Received and Disposition Information:

Submitted To Licensed Rehabilitator Liberated Euthanized On Hand December 31 Total
21 0 31 0 52

Explanatory Notes: (if applicable)


* Column F: Names and addresses of Virginia releasing agencies from which animals were received.

Danville Area Humane Society, 996 S. Boston Rd., Danville, VA 24540; Norfolk Animal Care Center, 5585 Sabre Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502

** Column H: Include other reasons for custody, i.e. births at the facility, or animals taken into custody for a reason not designated by another category. An explanation is required.

3 dogs held for veterinary assessment; 2 cats held for veterinary assessment; 1 dog held because of police/court case

*** Column L: Names and addresses of Virginia releasing agencies to which animals were transferred.

Bay Beagle Rescue, 3590 Kentucky Ave., Norfolk, VA 23502; Chesapeake AC, 2100 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake VA 23320; Chesapeake Humane Society, 312 Battlefield Blvd. N., Chesapeake, VA 23320; Hearts for Hounds, 1421 Chickadee Ln., Virginia Beach, VA 23454; Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185; Norfolk Animal Care Center, 5585 Sabre Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502; Norfolk SPCA, 916 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23504; Partners Among Cats and Canines, P.O. Box 1133, Franklin, VA 23851; Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, 5843 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23605; Peninsula SPCA, 523 J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601; Portsmouth Humane Society, 4022 Seaboard Ct., Portsmouth, VA 23701; Suffolk Animal Control, 124 Forest Glen Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434; VA Beach AC, 341 S. Birdneck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456; VA Beach SPCA 3040 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453

**** Column P: Include other methods of disposition, i.e. escaped, stolen, or otherwise not disposed of in a method in accordance with Virginia code. An explanation is required.

N/A

Other miscellaneous explanatory notes:

Wildlife euthanized were critically injured/dying.

In 2017, PETA helped more than 25,000 animals from more than 250 cities, and spent more than $2,500,000 on local companion-animal services. PETA operates the only private animal shelter in our area (perhaps the entire state) with people on call 24/7/365 for after-hour emergencies and to welcome all animals, regardless of adoptability, without appointments, waiting lists, admission fees, or restricted hours. PETA's shelter is also one of the few that still provide end-of-life services for destitute owners (724 of them in 2017) desperate to alleviate their animals' suffering. Many were referred by other local animal shelters and veterinary clinics.

PETA's free/low-cost mobile clinics sterilized 13,317 animals, including 1,410 pit bulls and 731 feral cats. We transported more than 1,200 animals to and from the clinics free of charge. PETA assisted more than 3,000 families in keeping animals by providing medical services, including repairing prolapsed organs, performing surgeries on dogs suffering from life-threatening uterine infections, removing tumors and ruptured growths, performing drainage surgery for hematomas and infected wounds, treating various infections, and by showing them how to cope with behavioral quirks, grooming challenges, and more. We distributed 267 doghouses and almost 1,500 bales of straw bedding free to “outdoor” dogs.

PETA's shelter serves several jurisdictions which do not deal with or accept cats. PETA took in more than 220 cats from a hoarder outside of its usual service area after the municipal facility advised their owners that they could surrender animals only on Tuesdays after receiving approval the preceding Monday. The residents were also told that the shelter does not accept surrendered animals if it is full and that there was a $25-per-animal fee.

For more information, please watch the video at youtube.com/watch?v=EG0sh6rpC14.


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