No-Kill Hampton Roads polls candidates from Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News regarding policies and programs needed to save our sheltered pets.

March 24, 2014

Animal advocacy group No Kill Hampton Roads is putting Hampton Roads shelter animals front and center for the May 6, 2014 elections by asking candidates running for public office to share their views regarding programs and policies affecting pets in our municipal animal shelters.

In 2013, Hampton Roads’ shelters euthanized over 14,000 dogs and cats. According to the shelter statistics reported by the city-run shelters to the State Veterinarian for 2013, the Save Rates for dogs and cats were:

  • Chesapeake Animal Control-48%
  • Peninsula SPCA-53%
  • Norfolk Animal Care Center-57%

Candidates are asked a series of twelve questions about their support for programs that the group says will save lives. An example of these programs is a full comprehensive adoption program, which includes extensive off site adoptions and public-friendly adoption hours.

Candidates responses to the survey will be compiled and the final result will be a voting guide which will be published in local newspapers and on the group’s website and social media outlets.

No Kill Hampton Roads urges those concerned with the high kill rate at their city-run shelter to make their vote count on May 6.