Compassion in the Community | February 2022

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to show some love to the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. Here are some ways our community is giving back this February.

VBSPCA Wags and Whiskers Gala – Tickets on Sale February 1st
Get ready to join the VBSPCA for our biggest fundraising event of the year! Our Wags and Whiskers Gala is back, and this year it takes the shape of a Twilight Extravaganza with food, drinks, games, entertainment, and some spectacular surprises. It all takes place on Saturday, April 2nd from 7-11pm at New Realm Brewing Company. Tickets will be available February 1st. Click here to learn more.

Love is in the Air – All Month Long
Throughout the month of February, we want to spread love to the homeless animals of the VBSPCA as they wait to find loving homes. For every donation of $5 or more, we will post a heart with your name on it in our shelter to showcase how much our community cares.

Each donation will go directly to the VBSPCA Miracle Medical Fund, which provides each of the animals who come through our doors with the medical care they need. From vaccines to lifesaving surgeries, your donations will ensure homeless animals get their second chance. Stop by our shelter or donate via our Facebook or Instagram posts to make your $5 donation to provide critical care. Thank you for spreading some love to homeless animals in our community!

Puppy Bowl at Smartmouth Pilot House – February 13th
Make your plans to watch two VBSPCA pups participate in this year’s Puppy Bowl! Our friends at Smartmouth Brewing will be showing the Puppy Bowl at the Smartmouth Pilot House and have even created a special beer for the occasion! It takes place at 2pm on Sunday, February 13th. While you’re enjoying the big game, be sure to try a VBSPCA Second Chance Sour Ale, a limited small batch production of Zoinks by Smartmouth Brewing Company. If you’d rather watch from your own couch, the brewery will also be selling four packs to take home. A portion of beer sales will be donated to the VBSPCA.

VBSPCA Membership Drive – Now through April 30th
Join the VBSPCA mission and become a member! Our goal is to welcome 100 new VBSPCA members by April 30th. For as little as $10 a month, you’ll provide critical support to our shelter. Membership gives homeless animals hope for tomorrow and comes with a variety of perks like a member T-shirt, magnet, discounts on adoptions and merchandise, and pet parent resources. Click here to become a member today.

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.

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.

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.