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CDC temporarily bans importing dogs from most countries at high risk for canine rabies

The agency cited a 52 per cent increase in irregularities with rabies vaccination certificates for canine imports in 2020 compared to 2018 and 2019, and stated the measure is being taken “to ensure the health and safety of dogs imported into the United States and to protect the public’s health against the reintroduction of dog rabies.”

Suspect whom police said was driving in circles charged after police car with LEO inside was hit

A suspect of no fixed address was arrested May 12 and charged with attempted malicious wounding of a LEO, DUI, unreasonable refusal, and cruelty to animals–after his vehicle struck a police cruiser while a police officer was inside the vehicle, according to MPO Renee Carr, public information officer for the Prince William County Police Department.

Pet theme for NOVEC’s annual art contest for students in grades K-5; entries due by May 3

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) invites students in grades K-5 to enter art in Cooperative Living magazine's annual Youth Art Contest. Entries are due May 3. Art should reflect the theme, "How My Pet Makes Life Better."

Police look for suspect in case of animal cruelty to six-week-old terrier puppy

On Jan. 29, Prince William County Animal Control Officers began an investigation into an animal cruelty case that was reported to have occurred at a residence located in the 2400 block of West Longview Dr. in Woodbridge (22191) between Jan. 8 and Jan. 27.

Supervisors call special meeting for Feb. 25 to deal with animal shelter issues

Prince William Board of County Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. to review options regarding the construction of the animal shelter and to obtain public feedback on the project.

PWC dogs need to be wearing a dog license by Feb. 1

Any dog not wearing a 2020 license tag by Feb. 1 will be in violation of Prince William County Code and owners will be subject to a fine. The license fee is $10 per dog. To obtain a license, owners must present a valid rabies certificate for each dog.

Dog walk ends in death; suspect charged with animal cruelty

From Prince William County Police Department's arrest log for Sept. 19, 2019.

Reminder from Attorney General: Laws protect young children and animals from deadly heat

Heat can be deadly to children and animals, and there can be serious legal consequences for leaving children or animals in hot cars or outside without adequate shelter or water.

St. Pawtrick’s Day pet event March 17 at PWC Animal Shelter

Prince William County Animal Shelter is hosting a special adoption event March 17, with special pricing on all adoptable pets.

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