HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, Rep. Gerry Connolly to Visit Animal Shelter


June 30, 2014

Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, and Rep. Gerry Connolly will visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (FCAS) on Thursday, July 3, at 10 a.m. to recognize the shelter’s accomplishments over the past year.

Fairfax County is now the largest jurisdiction in the United States with an animal placement rate above 90 percent. In March FCAS received the Compassion Award from the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies for its work to reduce euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.

Pacelle and Connolly will speak at 10 a.m. and then tour the new shelter facilities, which were completed earlier this year. The visit is open to the public and tours will be conducted from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Since 2013 FCAS has doubled dog adoption rates and significantly increased adoptions of all animals. Breed-specific adoption policies were eliminated in January and innovative programs including a comprehensive shelter enrichment program, play groups for shelter dogs and short-term fostering are among many efforts that have contributed to the success of FCAS.

Learn more about the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

For information about the visit or reasonable ADA accommodations call 571-269-6012, TTY 711.

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