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Compassion in the Community | August 2022

From pawfessionals to young animal lovers, you can have fun and support the homeless animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA at the same time! Here’s a look at the creative ways the community is giving back this month.

Networking Happy Hour at Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing – August 3rd
It’s a networking event that allows you to get to know others on two legs *and* four! Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing is hosting a Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Meet other professionals as well as some of the VBSPCA’s adoptable dogs! We’ll also be collecting donations for our Miracle Medical Fund.

Tails and Tales – August 6th
Join the VBSPCA for a special experience for young animal lovers. Tails and Tales is a reading, craft, and animal experience for children ages 6-10. A guest reader will read a book to the group before participants make a craft, visit with a shelter animal, and tour our shelter. Kids will also get to take home a bookmark, pencil, and their craft. Our final edition of Tails and Tales will be offered on Saturday, August 6th at 11:00am. All proceeds go directly back to the animals of the VBSPCA. Click here to learn more and register today.

Keith Urban Concert – August 14th
If you are heading to the Keith Urban concert on Sunday, August 14th at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, bring some spare change for the animals of the VBSPCA! Our team will be at the concert collecting your coins and donations. Plus, every person who donates to the coin drive will be entered into a raffle to win 2 tickets to the annual VBSPCA Wags & Whiskers Gala or Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament. Both events sold out last year! 

Sunflower Music Festival at Norfolk Botanical Gardens – August 28th
Enjoy a day of music, beautiful sights, and good dogs at the Sunflower Musical Festival. It takes place at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens on Sunday, August 28th. The VBSPCA will have a booth there where you can shop for yourself and your pet as well as meet some of our adoptable canine residents.

Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament – Registration Now Open
Join us for the 21st Annual Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament! The event will be held Friday, October 7th at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Participants will enjoy a day of golf as well as lunch, unlimited beverages, and an awards dinner. Proceeds go directly to the animals of the VBSPCA! Click here to learn more and to register.

Help Shelter Pets Shine – All Month Long
Throughout the month of August, we want to shine a light on the homeless animals of the VBSPCA as they wait to find loving homes. For every donation of $5 or more, we will post a sun with your name on it in our shelter to showcase how much our community cares. Stop by our shelter to make your $5 donation. Thank you for helping our shelter pets shine!

All Year Long – Sustainable Support

Black Dog Real Estate LLC
Looking for a new home? Try Black Dog Real Estate. A total of 5% of each sales commission will be donated to the VBSPCA. Click here to learn more.

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.