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SPCA Petting Zoo

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The admission price is $3 per person as of this review and still $1 for food. You walk through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brittany C
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Community
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Great place!

Definitely worth a visit if you have small children. Only thing I would recommend is that adults... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
jstargell
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Nashville, Indiana
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523 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601-1928
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The admission price is $3 per person as of this review and still $1 for food. You walk through the Spca building to an outside area. As stated in other reviews, the goats will jump up, bump into you and let you know they'd really...More

Thank Brittany C
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you have small children. Only thing I would recommend is that adults hold the food containers once you enter. The goats will start jumping on you and could potentially knock down a small child.

1  Thank jstargell
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I visited with my friends and for the small entry fee we were able to meet many cute animals. The goats were adorable and I would for sure go back!

Thank teen_reviewer
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Cute & well cared for farm animals. It would be nice to have some of the dogs outside to get some sunshine & fresh air.

Thank G8118FPlisac
Reviewed September 4, 2017

The petting zoo was nice. It was very affordable. $2 per person, the $1 if you wanted a container of food, which I would recommend. In order to get to the petting zoo, you have to walk through the SPCA area with available animals for...More

3  Thank Tracy M
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. $2 donation and $1 per feed container gets you a lot of contact time with goats (including mostly kids, as in baby goats), alpacas, sheep, dwarf donkeys and even a very chill llama. A few chickens are scattered around for good measure. All...More

Thank Kraig M
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We like to visit here and pet the critters. It's a great place to take kids. You can pet a lot more animals if you get feed with quarters to coax them.

1  Thank Brooke B
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stopped by for the petting zoo and ended up visiting the dogs and cats and chatting with the cockatoo too. Couple dollars to get in and a buck for some food ( we bought 4) Our 3 year old LOVED feeding the goats, chickens, llamas...More

2  Thank Charlestontourist58
Reviewed June 16, 2016

It used to be better decades ago and while it has animals it is very restrictive in times and availability. You walk through the SPCA and see all of the adoptive animals on your way in or out.

Thank Unique2myself
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We loved all the animals the goats are sweet and curley the alpaca is awesome. Bring quarters for the animal food machines in the barn!

1  Thank MrMatt4Food
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PatB1826
I''ve been reading and hearing (on Facebook) about a BIG black cat that you have had on site for 17 years. And the wildlife preserve that wants to adopt/buy the cat so he can roam free for the remainder of his 20-year life span. I looked at videos of you facility. Seemed ok. But today I actually watched another video of the cat. HE IS OBESE!!! Not really the way a big cat is supposed to look. After seeing the video I really do not think he could survive at the sanctuary because he is so damn fat. Does he ever get outside the enclosure to run? He was playing with the straw in the enclosure and a rawhide dog bone. Does he ever get any attention other than by the visitors? Please, please find a way to make this magnificent animals final years better. Does he ever get red meat? Would he be prepared to live at the sanctuary and hunt for his food? Please, for his sake, consider letting him go be with his own kind and allow him the joy of being what God made him for....a magnificent, huge, healthy and happy big cat. (there are questions woven into my narrative. Please answer these. Thanks.
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Response from MrMatt4Food | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they are doing the best they can afford to do and any assistance you could offer, I'm sure, would be very appreciated.
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