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​​​​​Prince William County Animal Control


**The Animal Shelter is accepting applications for volunteers and pet fostering. In the shelter, we are looking for volunteers to help with dog walking and cat enrichment every day of the week. We also are looking for a couple of volunteers -- very experienced in animal handling -- to assist the pet photographer during the week (usual times are midday on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).**


Click on the image, above, for information on how adults can volunteer with us!

**Get the REQUIRED Criminal History Record Check form here.
Must be turned in 30 DAYS prior to information session.**


** Fostering Volunteer Requirements **

The Animal Shelter’s Volunteer Foster Care Program provides temporary housing and care for canines, felines, and other animals that are not quite ready for adoption. Animals that need foster care include puppies and kittens under two months old, mothers with nursing litters, dogs and cats with medical conditions or injuries, and special-needs fosters.

Occasionally these animals in our care are live evidence in animal cruelty cases. In those cases, the foster volunteers could be subpoenaed as witnesses in court.

The typical foster stay is between two weeks and two months, depending on the needs of the individual animal(s). The timeframe of each foster situation will be discussed ahead of time.

Foster families provide housing and bedding for the animals in their care. They also provide exercise and socialization. The Shelter provides food, toys and medical care for animals in foster homes - including medications and vaccinations - and a cage if necessary.

​If you are interested in being a foster volunteer, please contact the Shelter at 703-792-6465 for further instructions on the application process.

The address of the Animal Shelter is 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. 


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