What is the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter?
The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a joint project of York County and the Cities of Hampton, Poquoson and Newport News. This 30,000 square foot shelter is being constructed near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Briarfield Road in Newport News and will provide animal sheltering and adoption services for the citizens of these four jurisdictions.
- Cost: $7,184,000
- Architect: Waller, Todd & Sadler, Architects, Inc. of Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Contractor: MGT Construction Management Company, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia
- Construction Supervision: City of Newport News, Department of Engineering (contact: 757-926-8711)
- Construction Started: December, 2012
- Estimated Completion: Summer, 2014
- Housing: Dogs - 166; Cats - 193
- Operation (when completed): City of Newport News (funded by all four participating jurisdictions)
- Selected Facility Highlights: Adoption area, Separate entrances for Surrenders/Adoptions, Natural Lighting, Separate/multiple air handling/filtration systems, Adoption Viewing Areas, Shelter Clinic, Offices for Animal Services/Control Staff, Outside Animal Runs, Environmentally Sustainable Features.
- Hours of Operation: To be determined.