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Compassion in the Community | June 2019

It’s June, and with summer comes lots of ways to support the VBSPCA. The first thing to celebrate is National Adopt a Cat Month, and the Virginia Beach SPCA is offering discounts on feline adoptions to help our cats find their forever homes. But, if you aren’t able to adopt, there are still plenty of ways to support the animals and the mission of the VBSPCA. We’ve got a concert, a new beer reveal, and even some healthy eating for the cause. Read below to learn about the many opportunities to support the animals in June.

Month of June – Adopt a Cat Month
June is Adopt a Cat Month, and we love cats! To celebrate, we are offering $10 off all feline adoptions for cats one year or older. And, to help some of our older cats and longer residents find their forever families, we are offering $25 off long term resident and senior adoption fees. But that’s not all…in addition to our adoption discounts, every cat adopted in June will get a chance to win a Basepaws Cat DNA Test – as seen on Shark Tank! Learn about your cat’s traits, breed characteristics, and ultimately their health and habits, all with just a bit of DNA collected at home. Each adoption will come with one raffle ticket, and additional tickets can be purchased separately for only $1. Tickets are available at our main shelter on 3040 Holland Road and the VBSPCA Pet Supplies & Adoption Center in Kempsville. Learn more by visiting https://vbspca.com/adopt-a-cat-month/.   

Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd – Saladworks at Hilltop
Want to grab a bite to eat this weekend? Stop by Saladworks at 638 Hilltop West Shopping Center on Saturday between 11am-8pm, and Sunday between 11am-3pm. Saladworks is donating 10% of the proceeds to the animals at the Virginia Beach SPCA, so you can enjoy great food for a great cause!

Saturday, June 8th – Fur Baby IPA Release Party at Smartmouth Pilot House
Be one of the first to try the new Fur Baby IPA at Smartmouth Pilot House Saturday, June 8th. The release party starts at 12pm, and you can meet some adorable, adoptable fur babies from the VBSPCA from 12pm to 2pm. The party continues until close at 10pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, June 8th – Hot 100 KINDfest
Due to infamous April showers, KINDfest is taking place on Saturday, June 8th. Enjoy free family friendly festivities at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach from 12pm-4pm for the 3rd annual Hot 100 KindFest. There will be live music, giant games for adults, activities for kids, delicious food, and more. Be sure to stop by the VBSPCA booth and check out amazing pet products! For more information, click here.

Tuesday, June 11th – VBSPCA Yappy Hour
Come on out to Warriors Taphouse and enjoy a craft beer with the VBSPCA from 6pm to 7pm. Show your VBSPCA membership card from 3pm-7pm and receive an extra discount! Not a member yet? Become a VBSPCA Member today.

Saturday, June 15th – VBSPCA Dancing for Paws
This is a very special night that blends music, dancing, and animals in a way that only our wonderful, compassionate community can. Animal lovers and local celebrities will put on a “Dancing with the Stars” style competition at Chrysler Hall starting at 7pm. If you ever wanted to experience the thrill of dancing in the fabulous Chrysler Hall theater, we will be opening up the stage at 6pm to ticket holders! Tickets are only $35 and available for purchase online, or skip the online fees and purchase your tickets in person at either of our locations: our main shelter on Holland Rd and at VBSPCA Pet Supplies & Adoption Center in Kempsville. All proceeds go to the animals at the VBSPCA so purchase your tickets today!

Saturday, June 15th – GiGi’s Cupcakes for a Cause
In the mood for something sweet? GiGi’s Cupcakes at 741 First Colonial Road, unit 106, is donating $1 to the VBSPCA for every cupcake sold on Saturday, June 15th, 12pm-3pm. You can even get a “pup-cake” for your pooch!

Sunday, June 30th – Sandstock
Sandstock is rocking out all weekend at 24th Street at the Oceanfront, and music lovers grabbing a beverage by the main stage on Sunday can also help homeless animals! The VBSPCA will be manning the beer tent on Sunday, where all tips will go to the animals at the VBSPCA. Click here for more information about the event.

All Year Long – Sustainable Support
Let your dollar make a difference every time you purchase your pet supplies at VBSPCA’s Pet Supplies and Adoption Center. Carrying a full line of cruelty-free toys, treats, supplies, and nutrition, the VBSPCA Pet Supplies and Adoption Center in Kempsville has everything you need to keep your pet healthy and happy. Plus, 100% of the proceeds help animals find loving homes just like yours!

Give animals a second chance at finding forever homes of their own when you shop at Second Chance Thrift on Shore Drive, where a portion of all proceeds are donated to the VBSPCA!

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.

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.

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 Jessica Traynor at jessica.traynor@vbspca.com.