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Annual 'Poochella' adoption festival returns to Norfolk

PETA and 11 local shelters are participating in the annual animal adoption festival, 'Poochella,' on Saturday, May 11.

NORFOLK, Va. — Get ready for the Poochella festival this weekend!

PETA, along with 11 Hampton Roads-area animal shelters, are inviting everyone to the annual adoption festival.

It's Saturday at the Bea Arthur Dog Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at PETA's Sam Simon Center, 501 Front Street in Norfolk.

This family-friendly event is an adopt-a-thon with free veggie burgers, vendors, and canines in need of a new home.

Animal shelters participating include Bay Beagle Rescue, Chesapeake Animal Services, the Chesapeake Humane Society, Isle of Wight County Animal Control & Shelter, the Norfolk Animal Care Center, the Norfolk SPCA, Partners Among Cats and Canines, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter, the Portsmouth Humane Society, Virginia Beach Animal Control, and the Virginia Beach SPCA.