The City of Harrisonburg currently has a partner in the RHSPCA that provides safe housing for stray animals, support for Harrisonburg's Animal Care and Control Officers and HPD, and provides incoming stray pets with flea and de-worming treatments, distemper and bordatella vaccinations, and an initial health exam to establish a baseline of care while the pet awaits owner reclaim. We provide housing and care for animals seized by Animal Control during cruelty and neglect cases, and emergency quartering for those in truly dire straits as resources allow. For citizens of Harrisonburg who are unable to afford the services of a veterinarian, they can surrender their pet to us for that purpose. Regardless of intention, reasons for euthanasia are not differentiated in our annual VDACS reporting, but we feel is the right thing to do for geriatric and chronically ill pets in our community.
Learn more about our efforts to save lives.
Many of our adopters and those we have served may feel that we have done the job we're required to do to the best of our abilities with the resources we have; if that's you, would you take the time to send a quick message to a member of Harrisonburg City Council to share your thoughts? They want to hear from you: our adopters, supporters, skeptics, friends, volunteers, and critics alike. Let's find solutions to make Harrisonburg a more PET-Friendly city too!
Mayor Deanna Reed
Vice-Mayor Richard Baugh