NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Norfolk Animal Care Center announced Thursday that they were cited with two non-critical violations on June 22 by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).

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10 On Your Side requested and obtained a copy of the animal shelter inspection summary. It shows that Office of Veterinary Services inspectors found that the center was not providing “adequate and appropriate veterinary care” for the animals at the shelter and that the center was also failing to isolate animals with suspected infectious diseases properly.

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“In accordance with the Office of Veterinary Services Civil Penalty Matrix, these violations are
regarded as “first non-critical violation” (the first cited non-critical noncompliance with the Code of Virginia
or Virginia Administrative Code found upon an animal shelter inspection by a State Veterinarian’s
representative within the preceding five calendar years).”

According to a Facebook post from the center, the violations did not require a formal response and, with the help of the VDACS inspector and NACC’s supervising veterinarian, the center has addressed the violations and has taken the steps to ensure future compliance.

“NACC is operating at full capacity almost every day and, no matter what the occupancy levels, remains an open admission shelter with the primary goal of treating the individual needs of every animal that comes through the doors,” the Facebook post stated. “It’s a tough job that couldn’t be done without a compassionate community of volunteers, veterinary partners, rescue groups and supporters.”

The Facebook post continued by expressing appreciation for the community’s support and for the centers veterinary partners.

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