Compassion in the Community | January 2022

A new year provides new hope for the homeless animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. Here are some ways our community is giving back this January.

VBSPCA #BettyWhiteChallenge – Now through January 17th
Betty White was a beloved actress, a cultural icon, and a lifelong animal lover and advocate. In celebration of her legacy, the VBSPCA is joining the viral #BettyWhiteChallenge to raise money for our shelter pets. We’re encouraging our adopters, volunteers, and supporters to donate $5 in honor of Betty White’s 100th birthday on January 17th. To participate, make a donation through our Facebook fundraiser or on our website.

New Realm Brewing Company’s #BettyWhiteChallenge – January 10th-16th
Our friends at New Realm Brewing Company are also participating in the #BettyWhiteChallenge! Visit New Realm Brewing from January 10th-16th, mention the promo code “BETTY WHITE CHALLENGE” when you get your bill, and the brewery will donate a portion of your tab in Betty’s name to the animals of 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, magent, discounts on adoptions and merchandise, and pet parent resources. Click here to become a member today.

Art on the Town at AJ Gators – Saturday, January 22nd
Shop local artists, watch football, and enjoy food and beverages at Art on the Town’s Football Playoffs Show. The event will be held from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 22nd at AJ Gators Sportsbar at 401 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. Art on the Town will hold a raffle to benefit the animals of the VBSPCA. Learn more on Art on the Town’s Facebook page.

Save the Date – Our Wags and Whiskers Gala is Back! – April 2nd
Mark your calendars and 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 soon. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, email us at emily.peck@vbspca.com.

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.