RCACP kicks off Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

The staff and volunteers of the Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection (RCACP) invite the public to join them for the kick-off of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month at the Vinton Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14.

RCACP will be set up in the parking lot of the Vinton Library at 300 S. Pollard Street from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is their debut event for their new adoption trailer purchased with a PetSmart Charities grant. They are looking forward to transporting and displaying their animals.

This trailer will allow RCACP to attend more events with their animals as they work with the community to find loving, forever homes for them. They have several events lined up for this fall to showcase local animals available for adoption. Both cats and dogs available.

RCACP serves the City of Roanoke, the counties of Botetourt and Roanoke, and the Town of Vinton, and is an “open intake facility.” The Regional Center primarily handles stray animals picked up by the Animal Control officers employed by the municipalities, but also accepts strays that are found, and animals owned, by citizens of the municipalities served.

Each year the Regional Center receives between 4,000 and 6,000 animals. The RCACP primary goal is to return animals to their owners; if an animal goes unclaimed, they are made available for adoption or transferred to other animal welfare organizations.

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