Compassion in the Community | March 2022

With St. Patrick’s Day coming, we can’t help but feel lucky to live in a community that cares so much about the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. Here’s a look at the ways people are giving back in March.

VBSPCA Wags and Whiskers Gala – Beat the Price Increase!
Don’t wait to get tickets for our Wags and Whiskers Gala! Purchase your tickets now before the price increases on March 19th. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and with food, drinks, games, and entertainment, you won’t want to miss it! Our theme this year is Twilight Extravaganza, and we have some fun surprises in store. It all takes place on Saturday, April 2nd from 7-11pm at New Realm Brewing Company. Click here to get your tickets and learn more.

RUI Gives Back Donation Drive – March 1st-28th
Retirement Unlimited Inc. (RUI) will be hosting a donation drive at the Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community. From March 1st through March 28th, the facility will be collecting both monetary donations and items from our Wish List to help the animals of the VBSPCA.

Landstown High School Donation Drive – March 7th
Students at Landstown High School will be holding a donation drive on Monday, March 7th. Students and teachers will be encouraged to drop off items from our Wish List in support of our homeless animals. 

Shamrock Marathon Cheer Zone – March 20th
The dogs of the VBSPCA are so grateful for the support of our community that they wanted to return the favor! Our pups will have a cheer zone on the course of the Shamrock Marathon on Sunday, March 20th. Our cheer zone will be located at Mile 20, and participants are encouraged to take photos with our dogs as they push through the wall and head towards the finish line!

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.

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.