A message from Supervisor Boddye:
This afternoon I had the opportunity to tour the new and improved Prince William County Animal Shelter alongside some of the dedicated County staff who have been guiding the project forward. This state-of-the-art facility brings our Animal Services division into the 21st century.
The recently-completed West Wing of the building houses 48 cats and 24 dogs for routine operational purposes with additional rooms available to isolate sick animals. I also got to tour the under-construction East Wing, which will open under Phase II, with nine rooms for 28 adoptable cats and additional group housing areas for families of cats and 24 kennels for adoptable dogs. The wing will also have three rooms for small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.), birds, and reptiles. Completion is anticipated this spring.
Several years ago, before taking office, I wrote to my predecessor on the Board, encouraging that this project would look beyond our current needs, planning for the infrastructure that will take us into the future, so that these animals can get the level of care they deserve for many years to come. Early into my tenure as Occoquan District Supervisor, County staff presented the Board with challenges that could have derailed that vision. I am proud that my colleagues and I kept the project on track, delivering the quality facility which the public had advocated for and anticipated.