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Compassion in the Community | June 2021

Summer is almost here, and we’re looking forward to some fun events now that things are opening up! From summer challenges to donation drives, read on to see how you can join others in the community to support the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA.

Change for Change Youth Coin Challenge – Pick Up a Canister Now!
We are hosting a youth coin challenge and all young animal lovers are invited to participate. Stop by the shelter and pick up a change canister so your child can collect change for the animals all summer long. Then bring your canister back to the shelter by August 1st – whoever collects the most money will win a VBSPCA Swag Bag. Click here for more details.

Celebrate Pride with Your Pets – All Month Long
June is Pride Month and the VBSPCA has everything you need for your pets to join in on the celebration. “Love is Love” themed bandanas and toys are available for purchase at our Pet Retail Store located inside our shelter. Proceeds from all sales go directly back to VBSPCA animals.

Donation Drive with Pembroke Realty – All Month Long
Give back to the animals of the VBSPCA without ever leaving your neighborhood! Pembroke Realty is collecting donations from our Wish List all month long at four of its apartment complexes in Hampton Roads. You can donate at Summer Station Apartments, North Beach Apartments, and Pembroke Crossing Apartments in Virginia Beach as well as PARK 216 Luxury Apartments in Suffolk. To donate, stop by the leasing office at those locations.

Dog Days of Summer 5K Challenge – Registration Now Open
Challenge yourself to stay active this summer with J&A Racing’s Dog Days of Summer 5K Challenge! This virtual race series challenges you to run or walk a 5K in June, July, and August with the goal of gaining speed. Race swag includes a beach towel, sunglasses, and a three-part finisher medal. Best of all, $1 from each registration will be donated to the VBSPCA. Click here to register and learn more.

PawPrints Soaps – On Sale Now
Support a small business and the animals of the VBSPCA! Shelly’s Soaps now has paw print shaped soaps, and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to our animals. You can place an order through the Shelly’s Soaps Facebook page or Instagram page.

Pups at the Plex – June 27th
Head to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex for Pups at the Plex! The Virginia Beach Sportsplex will be collecting pet supply donations on behalf of the VBSPCA on Sunday, June 27th. Donations will be accepted at the gate, raffle area, and beer tent. Check out our Wish List here.

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.