2020 Low Cost Rabies vaccinations will be available various locations and dates in January. The cost is $5.
The ES SPCA is open for visitors (10 am-3 pm). Stop by and meet sweet Charlotte and her adoptable friends.
26528 Lankford Hwy. PO Box 164 Onley, Virginia (757) 787-7385
Hey, my name is Charlotte and I love people. I’m a fairly large girl, weighing 61 lbs and I’m only around 1 year old. I am Lab/Shepherd mix. I haven’t met other dogs yet, but I think I’m going to be ok with them; I have not been around cats or children.
I definitely think I’m a lap dog and love to get close to people; as a pup still, I need to learn some manners, because my first instinct is to jump up and try to kiss your face. I’ve already been spayed and am up to date on vaccines and dewormings. I tested negative for heartworms at this time, and have started prevention.
The SPCA Eastern Shore is a no-kill shelter located in Onley, Virginia. We provide lots of love, food, shelter and medical care for cats and dogs on the Eastern Shore as we search for adoptive homes.
Oceana Calls on Senate Leadership to Pass Important Bipartisan Legislation
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to ban the U.S. shark fin trade. The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 737), which was introduced by Reps. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-M.P.) and Michael McCaul (R-T.X.), was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee in September and was cosponsored by 287 representatives at the time of its passage on the House floor. Companion legislation (S. 877), which was introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), was passed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in April and now awaits final passage in the Senate.
Following today’s vote, Oceana campaign director Whitney Webber released the following statement:
“Sharks have survived for millions of years – since before the dinosaurs – but their future is now in question. The demand for shark fins is decimating shark populations and the U.S. must now do its part to help protect them. Oceana applauds the House for passing this important legislation. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same. This legislation is a bright spot of bipartisanship in Congress. Passing this bill into law will take the U.S. out of the fin trade and reduce the demand for fins. It’s time for the U.S. to once again be a leader in shark conservation. The U.S. needs a fin ban now.”
The demand for shark fins incentivizes shark finning, the cruel and wasteful practice of removing a shark’s fins at sea and throwing its body back overboard where it drowns, starves to death or is eaten alive by other fish. Just as rhino and elephant populations have declined due to the demand for their horns and tusks, the shark fin trade is jeopardizing the continued survival of many shark populations.
Although shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, fins can still be bought and sold throughout much of the United States. These fins are often imported from countries that have ineffective shark finning bans or otherwise inadequate protections in place for sharks.
The global shark fin trade is a major contributor to the decline of shark populations around the world, with fins from as many as 73 million sharks ending up in the market every year. Some shark populations have declined by more than 90% in recent decades due to overfishing; and one-third of identified shark species in the Hong Kong fin trade, the historic center of the global trade, are threatened with extinction.
Shark-related dives in Florida generated more than $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in 2016, according to an Oceana report. This stands in stark contrast with the total U.S. shark fin export market (under $1 million in the same year).
Supporters of shark fin trade bans include 12 U.S. states, 45 airlines, 21 shipping companies, seven major corporations and over 645 U.S. businesses and organizations. According to a 2016 national poll, 8 in 10 Americans support a national ban on the buying and selling of shark fins. Additionally, more than 150 scientists, 150 chefs, 140 fishermen and 85 surfers and surf businesses have sent letters to Congress urging the passage of a national shark fin ban.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed into law on Monday a bill sponsored by two Florida congressmen that makes many forms of animal cruelty a federal offense.
The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, or PACT, Act was introduced by Reps. Vern Buchanan and Ted Deutch earlier this year. It prohibits intentional acts of crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling, or otherwise subjecting animals to bodily harm. Those convicted will now face federal felony charges, fines, and up to seven years in prison.
“For many Americans, their pets are a part of their family,” Buchanan said. “That’s been true in my home and that’s why the signing of this bill today is such an important milestone.”
The legislation passed unanimously in the U.S. House in late October and in the Senate days later, again unanimously. President Trump signed the act into law during a ceremony in the Oval Office, surrounded by representatives from animal welfare organizations.
Previously, federal law was limited to a prohibition on animal fighting, and only criminalized the creation and distribution of video showing animal fighting.
This beautiful young pup is ready to meet her very own person, won’t that be you? You can visit with Maisy at the Eastern Shore SPCA form 10am-2:30pm. For your safety, tennis shoes are to be worn in the kennel area. No sandals, high heels, crocs, etc.
Hi, I’m Maisy and I’m a lab mix spayed female. I’m only about 1 year old and a nice medium size, weighing only 45 lbs. I’m fairly shy at first meeting new people and will probably need a few visits before I’m comfortable with my new family. I’m not a good fit for children at this time because I can be nervous, but I love dogs and will have to have a dog companion in my new family.
I am not quite as shy when I have another dog around. I just got here and will begin learning leash walking and getting to know other people, and hopefully lose some of my shyness soon. I am already spayed and up to date on most vaccines. I tested negative for heartworms and am on preventions.
26528 Lankford Hwy. PO Box 164
Onley, Virginia 23418
The Eastern Shore SPCA has wonderful resident looking for his forever family. You can meet lovable Teddy most days 10am-3pm.
I’m Teddy and I’m a Maltese little boy, only 11 months old. I’m a real sweetheart and seem to love everyone I meet. I’m tiny, weighing only 9 lbs. I have very fine hair and will need a lot of brushing and some routine trims in order to keep the tangles out.
I’m up to date on vaccines and on heartworm prevention. I will be neutered May 23 and can be adopted after I recover from that surgery. Cuddling in laps is my favorite thing to do!
Note from sender: I rescued mama and her 4 kittens when it first began to get cold. 3 kittens have found forever homes. I am having no luck with these 2. I took the kitten to the vet. Shots have been started and he is very healthy. Mom is scheduled to be spayed and receive shots April 19th at the Virginia Beach SPCA. I already have 5 cats from a pregnant mama I rescued from Kiptopeke Elementary last winter.
If interested, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy is three years old dog, spayed, up to date on vaccinations and on monthly parasite prevention. She is currently enrolled in Eastern Shore Dog’s Basic Obedience class. Mercy is full of smiles and energy. She would be best suited with an active person/family who would take her for walks and runs and would continue to guide her in obedience. She interacts well with other dogs but should not live with cats. Small children would
Anyone interested in meeting Mercy should call 757-442-3150 or email email@example.com with Attn Morgan: Mercy Moo as the subject. Everyone is invited to follow her adventures on the Frida and Friends Facebook page,
The Mirror will be highlighted pets that are ready for adoption or foster homes. If you have a pet that needs a forever home, please send photos and information to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s pets are Amber and BooBoo Buttons, sent in by Robin Bailey Von Hollin of Dogs Deserve Better. Amber and BooBoo eat, sleep and play together, perfect bookends. They are very bonded and in need of a family of their own.
These two ladies were pulled within hours of being euthanized. Their story is a very sad heartbreaking ordeal. That’s all behind them now. They are looking for a brand new start with a family that will love and cherish them FOREVER.
Boo Boo Buttons is black/white 40 lbs, about 5 years old. Heartworm negative, spayed, utd on shots. Loves cuddles, enjoys car rides and being outside on nice sunny days. Super sweet, she will make a loyal companion. Does not like cats.
Amber is brown/white about 50 lbs, 2 years old. Heartworm negative, spayed, shots utd, loves to play, run, being outside on sunny days, likes car rides, loves belly rubs! ,hanging with her people. Easily excited and will jump some time. Does not like cats.
I can not express enough just how loving, sweet and special they are! If you are interested in adding to your family these girls are a must meet!!!
If you are a rescue that can or you are interested in adopting or fostering please contact email@example.com for more Information on these the awesome girls.
On March 19th, United Poultry Concerns published UPC Supports Opposition to Chicken Slaughterhouse in Alexandria,
See Council approves live poultry butchery.
Councilman Canek Aguirre told the legislative meeting March 26th that the slaughterhouse is “something Alexandria needs.” He and his side ignored “the ethical concerns raised by many residents,” asserting “the realities of our society that we do consume meat and meat products.”
To “minimize interference with surrounding businesses,” an amendment to the permit requires that the birds must be delivered overnight between
The SPCA Eastern Shore Virginia and The Salty Stitchers are working together to help adoptable dogs find forever homes.
The Stitchers teach kids after school how to sew. One project is making costumes for the four or five dogs the SPCA will bring to the comicon.
Stop by the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company fire hall between 11 AM and 1 PM on Saturday, April 20 to see the caped canines, take pictures, and maybe adopt one!