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Volunteer Spotlight — Marian Childress

This month we would like to spotlight the late Marian Childress, a dedicated animal welfare advocate and endangered species conservationist who passed away on August 23rd, 2020. Marian volunteered with the Virginia Beach SPCA for many years, and… Read More

Cats Need Claws

Scratching is a natural and necessary behavior for cats. This behavior keeps nails and paws healthy while also stretching the body and working off excess energy. Additionally, when cats scratch an object, scent glands on the paws help… Read More

Happy Tails — Holly Berry

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. Holly Berry was transferred to our… Read More

Compassion in the Community — September

September has arrived, and with it come new ways to support the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA!  We just launched our 365 Days of Compassion fundraiser, sweet treats await at Dairy Queen, and we’ve got a great… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight — Thank You Cards

Community support is the lifeblood of our organization. Donations of time and dollars provide the essential support that keeps our many programs running, ensuring continued care for the animals who need our help. Gratitude is at the center… Read More

Keep Pets Cool — Heat and Hydration Safety Tips

Warm weather means beautiful greenery and extended time outdoors. However, heat can also be incredibly dangerous to our four-legged friends. Imagine wearing a fur coat during a trip to the beach! Below are some helpful tips on how… Read More

Happy Tails — Salty

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. Salty was brought to the shelter… Read More

VBSPCA 2020 Compassion Award Recipient: Susan Browney-Dillon

The 2020 Virginia Beach SPCA Compassion Award recipient is Susan Browney-Dillon. This award is given out annually in recognition of individuals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the VBSPCA mission of compassion, both in the shelter and out… Read More

VBSPCA 2020 Lifesaver Award Recipient: Arvalla “Arvie” Larsen

The 2020 recipient of the Virginia Beach SPCA Lifesaver Award is Arvalla “Arvie” Larsen, an inspiring example of generosity, selflessness and compassion in service to the animals. This annual award has been given out for the past 10+… Read More

Compassion in the Community — August

July was an incredible month filled with compassion, joy and collaboration. We hope to see just as much positivity in August as we have many exciting activities planned. Read more below to learn about some ways that you… Read More