Local Animal Shelters are FULL; Seek Foster Homes for Homeless Animals

Hampton Roads’ animal shelters are full.  Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, Portsmouth Humane Society, and Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center have all issued pleas for the community’s help. More animals are being surrendered than our shelters can hold.  In order to help free up space, they are asking…

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Need for Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent need for blood donors. Every hour of the day, more than 1,200 people in America are assisted by the American Red Cross and more than 17,000 people every day receive lifesaving Red Cross health and safety training. In order to make that happen, The Red Cross needs…

What Should You Do If You Hook a Sea Turtle? Virginia Aquarium Shares Tips

The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is reporting an increase in sea turtles being hooked by fishing lines this season. According to aquarium officials, 2022 is a record-breaking year for the most hooked sea turtle responses in the history of the Stranding Response Program at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Since April,…

Peninsula SPCA Offers Summer Camp for Kids this July and August

The Peninsula SPCA is offering Summer Camp for kids this July and August. Children can spend time behind the scenes with barnyard and adoptable animals and enjoy fun activities and crafts all while learning compassion, responsibility, and how to care for the animals. Camps are 9am-2pm and space is limited! Humane Education is a key…

The Virginia Zoo Welcomes Baby Siamang

A baby siamang was born at the Virginia Zoo this weekend. According to the Zoo’s Facebook page, Zoo Keepers found 33-year-old mom, Malana, with her newborn infant on Sunday morning. Both mom and baby appear to be doing well and the baby is nursing. The sex of the baby has yet to be determined as…

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Delivers U.S. Flags to Local Funeral Home in Honor of Flag Day

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard delivered 137 U.S. flags to a local funeral home to honor fallen veterans this Flag Day. The tradition began six years ago when Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Veteran Employee Readiness Group partnered with Sturtevant Funeral Home to create the “Retire Your Flag Program.” Citizens are invited to bring flags no longer…

Women Can Fly Event Offers Free Introductory Flights in Hampton Roads

The field of piloting has long been a male-dominated field. According to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aeronautical Center data, just 7% of the 103,879 commercial pilots were women as of 2020. The organization “Women Can Fly” is aiming to change that. The volunteer-run organization offers hands-on experiences to demonstrate ‘the sheer fun of flight and encourages participants to…

TFC Recycling Shares Update on Pick-Up Delays in Chesapeake

Chesapeake residents are feeling frustrated as their recycling bins sit on the curb week after week without being picked up. According to 13 News Now, TFC Recycling is experiencing pick-up delays in the cities they serve but Chesapeake is being hit the hardest. Michael Benedetto, the president of TFC Recycling told the outlet, “In Chesapeake,…

How To Score Free Hot Donuts at Krispy Kreme All Summer

If you get excited when you see the “Hot Now” sign on at Krispy Kreme, you’re going to really want to look out for it this summer. From now until Labor Day, Krispy Kreme is offering a FREE Original Glazed(R) doughnut at all shops that have a Hot Light any time the Hot Light is on…

Virginia Zoo Welcomes Two Female Lions to Its Pride

The Virginia Zoo has two new additions to its pride. Asha and Kal, two sisters who were born at Blank Park Zoo on November 14, 2017, were placed at the Virginia Zoo based on a recommendation from the Species Survival Plan, a breeding and population management program designed to ensure the long-term sustainability of animal…

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