A Message from the CEO

These are troubled times, and our hearts are with all who are struggling. None of us know what tomorrow brings, but what we do know is that we are members of a resilient community and we will get through this together. Brighter days are ahead. 

I want to thank everyone who reads this. Everyone who has ever adopted or supported us, as your choice to support the VBSPCA is part of the reason we are here today. Without your support, we would accomplish nothing. 

However, as important as I know the VBSPCA is to you, now is a time that we all must take care of our families in our homes. Our parents, our children, our sisters, our brothers, and our pets. 

Until we get through the crisis that has been created by the coronavirus pandemic, our families must be our focus. Now is a time we should concern ourselves first and foremost with our own health and safety, and that of those whom we love. 

You can be assured that the work of the Virginia Beach SPCA will continue. That’s because our community is made up of people like you. People who have supported us, trusted us, adopted our animals, and championed our mission. And I know that people like you will remain committed to the animals no matter what. In good times and bad, you’re with us. That’s what makes our VBSPCA community so special. 

We will continue to share updates to our operations on our website, and you can trust that our values of community, collaboration, dedication, and innovation will be guiding us through this challenging time.

But for now, please take care of those you hold dear. We are here to help if you need us.


Derby Brackett, CEO