PETA's 2013 VDACS Animal Facility Inspection Report
"Many things make our shelter unique: among them our gorgeous animal guest rooms with their couches and views, our stringent adoption guidelines (we do home visits and veterinary record checks), and our wide geographical service area, which allows us to focus on animals who live in poverty, are chained outside, are kept outdoors in all weather, have never been housebroken, and are unloved and unwanted, as well as those for whom no other services are available. Most of all, we don't shy away from accepting animals who have been rejected by other shelters because they aren't adoptable and would upset their euthanasia figures."--Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA
PETA's 2012 VDACS Animal Facility Inspection Reports
"There are many low-income families in the Hampton Roads area that are extremely grateful for the low-cost (or no-cost) humane euthanasia service provided by PETA that releases their animal from pain and suffering. These families love their animals but simply cannot afford traditional veterinary services, but still want to do the right thing by their pets. An even greater number benefit annually from the spay/neuter and medical care that PETA provides. I know, because I hear it everyday. We are extremely appreciative for the work they do in our community. We applaud their dedication and their commitment to animals forgotten by so many other "animal welfare" groups. Thank you, PETA."--Barb Hays, Bureau Manager, Norfolk Animal Care Center
PETA's 2011 VDACS Animal Facility Inspection Report
“It’s a problem,” explains Virginia Beach SPCA director, Sharon Q. Adams. “Hampton Roads residents support municipal shelters through tax funding, sometimes paying into the system for ten or more years and never utilizing a shelter’s services. Then when it comes time to address the needs of their own suffering animals, shelters just aren't there for them.”
PETA's 2009 VDACS Facility Inspection Report
Dr. Kovich acknowledges the gap. “There are several communities that are underserved by veterinarians, or don’t have access to a veterinarian at all,” Kovich stated during our interview. “Shelters that offer owner-requested euthanasia are providing a valuable service to the community,” he explained.