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Despite the back-to-school and Halloween displays you may see in stores, summer's not over yet! You can support the Virginia Beach SPCA’s mission of compassion by participating in fundraisers, art exhibits, and even in our 17th annual Puttin' for Paws Golf Tournament, all happening this month. We hope to see you there!

Now until August 19th: MOCA Compassion Exhibition
Virginia MOCA partnered with the Virginia Beach SPCA for the theme of their Open (C)all 2018 exhibition: Compassion. View artwork inspired by compassion and made by local artists of all ages on display until August 19th. A Closing Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 19 from 1pm-4pm, including a reception with refreshments and hands-on art activities for all ages. If you haven't done so yet, stop by!

Wednesday, August 1st through Saturday, August 25th: Chick-fil-A Change Canister Drive
In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, Chick-fil-A on Virginia Beach Blvd is having a Change Canister Drive for the VBSPCA starting August 1st through August 25th. The Virginia Beach SPCA will even be there with a dog or two on Saturday, August 25th from 11pm to 2pm.

August 3rd - August 5th: Bark to School Sale and No Tax Weekend at Second Chance Thrift
Clothes, shoes, backpacks, luggage, desks, and school supplies. The Bark to School sale includes 50% off all clothes excluding white tags. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Virginia Beach SPCA so you can save lives while saving money. 

August 11th-18th: Clear the Shelters
Once again, the Virginia Beach SPCA and other local shelters are participating with Wavy TV 10 in the nationwide adoption event, Clear the Shelters. The Virginia Beach SPCA will be offering a special discount of $25 off adoptions for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens starting August 11th!

August 11th-18th: Clear the Shelves
Can’t adopt?  No problem! The Virginia Beach SPCA will also be hosting Clear the Shelves at the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center during the same time as Clear the Shelters. Receive a free gift with $20 purchase as well as greatly reduced prices on select pet products! On Saturday, August 18th, the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center will host a special Clear the Shelves Finale Event from 10am-2pm. Guests can take advantage of our adoption and retail specials as well as win prizes on the Whisker Wheel!

Friday, August 17th: Puttin' for Paws
Grab your friends and hit the links at Greenbrier Country Club on August 17th for a day of fun at our annual golf tournament, Puttin’ for Paws. This tournament features great raffles, hole-in-one prizes, a delicious dinner, and awards for our top players. And, of course meet and greet time with adoptable animals! Register now for our 17th annual Puttin' for Paws Golf Tournament at www.vbspca.com/golf.

Next Month: Sunday, September 2nd - American Music Festival
The Virginia Beach SPCA will be joining you to enjoy some great music at the American Music Festival on Sunday, September 2nd. Stop by and say hello!

In addition to the May events, you can always support the VBSPCA by shopping at Kroger. All you have to do is sign up to participate, swipe your Plus Card when you shop, and a portion of the sale will be donated back to the VBSPCA! Sign up to participate here.

And, as always, be sure to support the VBSPCA by shopping at Second Chance Thrift on Shore Drive. Second Chance Thrift was recently featured on InsideBusiness.com as the best thrift store in the state of Virginia!  They are big supporters of the the VBSPCA, and a portion of all sales are donated to the shelter.

The VBSPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or donation drive in support of the VBSPCA, please contact Sarah Parrish at sarah.parrish@vbspca.com.