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Writing from the Heart: A compassion inspired writing contest for youth ages 7-12

The Virginia Beach SPCA and the Muse Writers Center have partnered up for a writing competition focused on compassion. Youth ages 7-12 are invited to consider the following questions and submit a song or a short story that… Read More

12 Days of December Animal Ambassadors

The VBSPCA Holiday Fund Drive is dedicated to the Miracle Medical Fund, which provides lifesaving care to homeless animals. Medical treatment can be very costly and is often a deterrent to potential adopters. The VBSPCA Miracle Medical Fund… Read More

Cat Body Language Basics

Cats are amazing animals and great companions, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what your cat is trying to tell you if you don’t know what you’re looking for! The good news is that cats… Read More

Questions That You Should Be Asking When You Adopt

You did it! You decided to save a life and adopt. You’re now at your local shelter — with no idea where to start. Adopting from a shelter is a great decision and one that saves thousands of… Read More

Will You Be The Top Dogs?

Attention young animal lovers, teachers, PTA organizers, and youth group leaders! The Virginia Beach SPCA’s Annual Mutt Masquerade and Adoption Event takes place on October 27th, and it’s our biggest, family friendly event of the year! We’re looking… Read More

Wildlife Dos and Don’ts

If you’ve found injured wildlife, call the VBSPCA Wildlife Referral line at 757-263-4762 for assistance. You may also use the following dos and don’ts to determine if and when you need to intervene. PRINTABLE WILDLIFE DOS AND DON’TS… Read More

Derby Brackett, CEO

“There’s a saying I seem to remember more than most over the years…’The only constant is change.’ Throughout the years, the VBSPCA has been recognized as a constant in our community despite the multitude of external changes. This… Read More

Identify the breed of your mutt!

Have you ever wanted to know which breeds have come together to create your lovable mutt? Is he part German Sheppard/ part Husky? Part Jack Russel Terrier/part Golden Retriever? Well, you can find out. In honor of National… Read More

10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter your Pet

1. Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life. Spaying helps prevent uterine infections and breast cancer, which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Spaying your pet before her first heat… Read More