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Posted on: April 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Animal Services Kicks Off ‘Pets on Tour 2015’ at North Gate Vineyard May 3

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Loudoun County Animal Services has more than two dozen stops scheduled on this year’s Pets on Tour season planned for spring and summer 2015. The kickoff takes place at North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville on Sunday, May 3, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Pets on Tour bus allows residents to visit with shelter pets in a variety of settings and learn about the programs and services provided to the county's two and four-legged residents. Other tour stops this season will include the Brambleton Farmers Market, Maggie Malick Wine Caves, Pet Supplies Plus, Happy Hound and the Loudoun Pet Expo. A complete list of tour stops is online at www.loudoun.gov/animals.

The Pets on Tour bus, purchased through donations to the Animal Services Trust Fund, has been in operation since 2009. The vehicle is 33 feet long and provides comfortable, climate-controlled space for approximately 20 animals. It includes a visiting room and doors that roll up so that animals can be seen from the outside.

Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS) operates the Loudoun County Animal Shelter, which provides for companion animals that have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The Animal Shelter also offers pets for adoption. The Animal Control Division enforces local and state animal laws and investigates reports of animal cruelty. LCAS also maintains a lost and found animal file, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact LCAS at 703-777-0406 or animals@loudoun.gov. More information is online at www.loudoun.gov/animals and www.facebook.com/loudounanimals www.facebook.com/loudounanimals.

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Media Contact: Amy Martin, Assistant Director – Programs and Services, Loudoun County Animal Services, 703-737-8097, amy.martin@loudoun.gov

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