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Hurricane Preparedness — Disaster Plan for Pets

The safety of our furry friends is a primary concern for many pet owners during a disaster. With hurricane season officially upon us, now is the time to revisit your disaster plan and ensure that you and your… Read More

June 2020 Volunteer Spotlight — Joanne Emerson

Joanne Emerson has been an amazing behind-the-scenes volunteer with the VBSPCA since 2016. She washes dishes in the kennel multiple days a week, which gives our animal care technicians more time to make sure our canine friends are… Read More

May 2020 Volunteer Spotlight — Linda Patterson

Linda first volunteered with the Virginia Beach SPCA back in the 90s but returned as a volunteer nearly two years ago. She has fostered (and foster failed), volunteered with Listening Ears and outreach events, and most recently she… Read More

Heartworm Disease: Prevention Matters

As summer approaches, mosquito activity increases, and with more mosquitos comes a higher risk for heartworm disease. Now is the time to brush up on heartworm facts while also making sure your pets are protected from what is… Read More

Happy Tails – Ollie

 Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. However, as important of a role… Read More

Congratulations to the Youth Writing Competition Winners!

The Virginia Beach SPCA and the Muse Writers Center partnered up for a writing competition focused on compassion. Youth ages 7-12 were invited to submit a short story or song that brings the concept of compassion to life. We… Read More

Pets and COVID-19

We’ve been receiving lots of questions about pets and COVID-19, so we sat down with VBSPCA Medical Director, Dr. AnnMarie Woyma, to get some answers to a few of the most common questions. Keep in mind that this… Read More

Wildlife – Is Human Intervention Necessary?

Spring is particularly busy for the Virginia Beach SPCA as we see baby wildlife being brought to the shelter under the assumption that they have been orphaned. This is often not the case, and it is of critical… Read More

April 2020 Volunteer Spotlight — Mia

Our Junior Volunteers are superheroes who work thousands of hours every year to make sure the shelter and humane education programs have the support they need. We caught up with Mia, one of our awesome JVs, and she… Read More

Happy Tails — Blossom

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. However, as important of a role… Read More