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Compassion in the Community | August 2021

Spread compassion this month with fun activities and challenges! Whether you’re into running, love going on adventures, or enjoy a great party, there is something for everyone to do that also gives back to the homeless animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. Read on to learn more.

Party for the Animals – Buy Tickets Now for Early Bird Pricing!
Get your tickets for our first ever Party for the Animals now and save! This family friendly event will be held on September 19th at the Outdoor Oasis at The Shack on 8th. Join us for food, drinks, games, and live music. Proceeds will benefit the animals of the VBSPCA. Early bird ticket pricing is good through August 31st, so click here to get your tickets now.

Beach Buddies – Sign Up Now!
Want to help the dogs of the VBSPCA get a taste of the good life while they wait to be adopted? Become one of our Beach Buddies! This new program allows members of our community to take one of our pups to enjoy some quality time out of the stressful shelter environment. The dogs will get a much-needed break from the shelter while their human buddies will feel good about helping homeless animals. To learn more and to register for Beach Buddies, click here.

Dog Days of Summer 5K Challenge’s August 5K Fun Run – August 26th
Adoptable animals of the VBSPCA are ready to celebrate with local runners and walkers at the Dog Days of Summer 5K Challenge’s August Fun Run. The event takes place on August 26th at New Realm Brewing. Not registered for the challenge yet? Click here to register and learn more. Best of all, $1 from each registration will be donated to the VBSPCA.

Kindness Rocks – All Month Long
Our summer youth activity continues! We’re making it easy to spread some kindness and compassion with a kid-friendly art activity. Paint a rock with a kind message, then leave it somewhere for people in our community to see. Let’s show everyone that kindness rocks! Click here to learn more about this season’s Humane Education Activity.

All Year Long – Sustainable Support

Andy’s Paw Prints
Order a custom pet portrait from Andy’s Paw Prints, and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the VBSPCA! This is a great way to support our animals while celebrating the special pets in your life. Andy’s Paw Prints supports various animal shelters, so click here for our referral link to order your custom pet portrait.

Kroger Plus
You can help homeless animals anytime you buy groceries at Kroger! Simply sign up, 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.

Host a fundraiser through Bonfire
Create a t-shirt to benefit the animals of the VBSPCA! Bonfire makes it easy – upload your design, select the VBSPCA as the nonprofit, and they take it from there. This is a great way to support the animals while also putting some style out there in the community. Learn more here.

Nextdoor
Paypal Giving Fund has partnered with Nextdoor in order to bring charities a new way to gain support from their communities. With Nextdoor’s Sell for Good, neighbors can support charities by simply buying and selling items on the For Sale & Free marketplace. Sellers will now have the option to donate proceeds to benefit nonprofits like the VBSPCA through the PayPal Giving Fund. Click here to get started today!

Become a Member
As a VBSPCA Member, every adoption we complete, every wildlife animal we rescue, every child we reach, and every pet we treat in our clinic connects back to you. YOU make our mission possible, and all it takes is $10 a month. Plus, VBSPCA members receive exclusive perks and discounts in gratitude for their dedication to sustaining our mission! Interested? Click here to become a VBSPCA Member.

#VBStrong
In solidarity with our two legged and four-legged community, VBStrong T-shirts and tanks are available at the VBSPCA shelter, located at 3040 Holland Road. 100% of the proceeds from these VBStrong shirts will go to families of those who were lost on May 31st, 2019.

The Virginia Beach SPCA is incredibly grateful for the continued support from our local community. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or event supporting the VBSPCA, please contact our Outreach Department at outreach@vbspca.com.