Anicira Submits Update to City Sheltering Proposal

HARRISONBURG, Virginia (August 23, 2017) – Anicira has submitted an amendment to their original proposal seeking the City of Harrisonburg contract for animal sheltering services. 

New data provided by the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA showed that the total intake of animals from the City of Harrisonburg in 2016 was 750, a significantly lower number than originally estimated. 

The new budget proposed by Anicira is $213,000, a 25% reduction from the allocated 2017-2018 Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA budget. The total savings for taxpayers would be $69,379.

Anicira submitted a proposal to City Council in May of this year under the Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act to operate an open admission, no-kill shelter serving all Harrisonburg animals.  

This month City Council heard presentations from both Anicira and the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA.  

Anicira, a 501(c)(3) organization now in its 12th year, is committed to ending unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs.  Anicira seeks to help cats and dogs in the community stay healthy and in their homes. Its team helps families care for their pets by making veterinary care affordable. Anicira also helps reduce the number of animals entering shelters through a foster-based adoption program. 

More information about Anicira can be found at

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