After 2-year hiatus, PETA's 'Poochella' adoption festival returns to Norfolk dog park

Dog Breeds
Posted at 4:20 PM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 12:53:43-04

NORFOLK, Va. - After a two-year pandemic hiatus, PETA will partner with Hampton Roads-area animal shelters for Poochella, a family-friendly dog adoption festival.

The festival will be held Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will take place at the Bea Arthur Dog Park on the Elizabeth River.

“PETA’s Poochella festival offers local shelters the chance to come together and find loving homes for wonderful dogs,” said PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA is encouraging compassionate people to open their hearts to animals in need and learn more about why they should always adopt, never shop.”

The participating shelters include:

  • Chesapeake Animal Services
  • Norfolk SPCA
  • Virginia Beach Animal Control
  • Virginia Beach SPCA

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