Special COVID-19 Message...
The services and care provided at SVASC are regarded as essential and will be maintained during the Coronavirus Pandemic to the greatest extent possible. Protecting the safety and health of the employees is essential to successfully meet the goal of sustained service. To that end, as with other governmental services, we are asking that citizens and customers make an effort to conduct business by telephone or online. Here are some guidelines for the delivery of service in the near term:
- Adoptions and fosters by appointment only. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the shelter at (540) 943-5142.
- We encourage owners who are surrendering their pets to call the shelter and schedule an appointment.
- When it is necessary to conduct business in person, we ask that you call the shelter from our parking lot and let us know you need service. We'll come out and greet you. Our lobby/counter area does not have sufficient area to allow for recommended social distancing.
As conditions change, it may be necessary to further alter our service delivery plan, perhaps limiting services or prioritizing services. These decisions will be made with the health and safety of our patrons in mind and in measures and gradual manner.
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is the municipal animal shelter for the City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro and Augusta County.
We are an open admissions shelter so we accept stray and owner-surrendered animals from Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, and do our best in placing these animals in forever homes. We have created a wonderful network in our community with local rescues to rehome these homeless dogs and cats.
Even though we try our best, we cannot guarantee adoption or rescue for every animal that comes into our care.
Our wonderful friends at Pet Perfect LLC are sponsoring kitty litter for the month of June. Contact Pet Perfect LLC for all of your pet sitting needs!
The shelter appreciates your support!