Partners for Pets to build no-kill shelter

The Northern Neck Partners for Pets seeks community support for a no-kill animal shelter. Preliminary planning calls for a one-story masonry building (above) of about 8,000 square feet. Rendering by Maria Whitehead

LANCASTER—Northern Neck Partners for Pets (NNPP) recently announced the August 31 purchase of 38.5 acres for a private no-kill animal shelter on Devil’s Bottom Road in Lancaster.

Concurrently, NNPP is launching its new website,, reported president Terrie Dort.

Founded in 2014 by concerned citizens, NNPP’s mission is to provide compassionate care and loving homes for the strays, the abandoned, the old, the abused and the surrendered cats and dogs that end up in county pounds. In far too many cases, these helpless animals face euthanasia.

“Our motivation is belief in our mission,” said Dort. “We care deeply about reducing needless suffering and promoting adoption. Buying this land is the result of three years of hard work and the springboard to building a privately funded no-kill shelter.”

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