Martinsville-Henry County SPCA hosting week-long adoption event
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA is holding a massive adoption event this week, with a few adjustments due to COVID-19. The SPCA is teaming up with North Shore Animal League America and Purina for the annual Tour for Life adoption event. Purina’s even giving the shelter a $1,000 grant to help pay for vet care, food and other expenses so the shelter can reduce adoption fees. “You’re not just saving one life, you’re saving two lives,” said Catherin Gupton, the shelter’s director of Operations. “You’re saving the life that you’re taking home, but you’re also saving the life of the animal that’s coming into the shelter.”AdThe adoption event runs from Tuesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 13 from 12-6 p.m.
What’s News Today: Budget discussions, road construction
The Pulaski County School Board will meet today. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow, Old Forest Road at the 501 overpass will be down to one lane. The Roanoke City School Board will get an update on the project budget for the next fiscal year. The Salem City School Board will hold a public hearing tonight on its budget for the next school year. The school system’s budget proposal is $47.8 million, an increase of $1 million.