About Prince William Humane Society

August 15, 2012 – A new non-profit organization was organized with the express purpose of promoting animal welfare to the homeless pets located in Prince William County, VA.  This goal will be accomplished by advocating for the homeless animals, promoting adoption programs, providing financial assistance when possible and elevating public awareness.  Prince William Humane Society supports animal welfare organizations; including the Prince William County Animal Shelter and works diligently to help them realize their possibilities and goal of becoming an Adoption Guaranty Facility by 2015 by creating and implementing new programs designed to reduce the euthanasia rate and substantially increase the adoption rate. Under new direction over the past 3 years, the Prince William Animal Shelter has made amazing progress in improving both the living conditions at the facility and the care and treatment of adoptable pets in their care.  The Prince William Humane Society will assist the Shelter to accomplish these goals by functioning as the umbrella organization overseeing the fundraising, management and implementation of their various programs and funds dedicated to seeing the Prince William Animal Shelter into the 21st Century and creating a pet and people friendly environment that Prince William County and its citizens can finally be proud of.

Vision Statement:

We envision a county in which all citizens regard companion animals as lifelong, valued family members and embrace their responsibility for the welfare of animals.

Mission Statement:

The Prince William Humane Society is an all-volunteer, 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization whose express mission is promoting animal welfare and adoption for the homeless pets located in Prince William County, VA.  This goal is accomplished by advocating for the homeless animals, supporting adoption programs, providing financial assistance when possible and elevating public awareness.  The Prince William Humane Society helps support animal welfare organizations; including the Prince William County Animal Shelter and works diligently to help save lives by creating and implementing new programs designed to reduce euthanasia and substantially increase adoptions.

What is the difference between the Prince William County Animal Shelter and Prince William Humane Society?

The Prince William County Animal Shelter is a public animal control agency and a division of the Prince William County Police Dept,  legally charged with enforcing animal control laws and the laws protecting animals from abuse and neglect  They respond to citizens’ complaints about animals and impound stray animals. They investigate instances of animal abuse and cruelty and are supported entirely by government funds.  Therefore, if no public funds are available for their budget, they are forced to do without.

Prince William Humane Society is a private non-profit humane organization which receives no government funds and carries no legal authority. We receive our funding through private donations, grants and bequests.  The role of a private humane organization is to provide assistance and resources to save the lives of healthy, treatable animals and to place these pets for adoption; to teach humans to treat animals with more compassion and understanding and to help people have happier, more fulfilling relationships with their pets.

We are so excited to be saving lives and creating a no kill community in Prince William County,  join us and you can help make a difference?

For more information on Prince William Humane Society or how you can get involved, please email

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