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Compassion in the Community — October

October is here and with it comes some of our favorite Fall activities! There are many ways that you can support the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA this season, like participating in our virtual Mutt Masquerade or Puttin’ For Paws charity golf tournament. We also have an educational AND fun reading challenge for young animal lovers where they have the chance to win some special VBSPCA prizes. Read below for more details on all the ways you can support our shelter this month, we are so grateful for our community’s support!

Mutt Masquerade — Oct. 25-31

The VBSPCA’s annual Mutt Masquerade is back again this fall, and we’ve gone virtual to ensure the safety of our community. Participants can look forward to a virtual 5k, a virtual 1 miler, and a virtual costume contest, all to take place between October 25th and 31st! Get your costumes prepped, stretch out your legs, and get ready for a fun event in support of the homeless animals of Hampton Roads! Click here to register today.

Puttin’ For Paws — Nov. 2-6

The Virginia Beach SPCA’s annual Puttin’ for Paws golf tournament is on! The tournament will be held this November 2nd-6th at Heron Ridge, and we’ve made a few modifications for the safety of our participants. Instead of a single day event, golfers can play anytime during the week of November 2-6 and all registration fees will go back to support the animals of the VBSPCA. Scorecards will be collected at the end of play, and winners will be notified by email. Winners will receive some great prizes and wagging rights. Golf Registration includes a round of golf with lunch, beverages (beer, water, and soda), snacks, and a swag bag. Click here to register today!

Humane Ed Match — All Month Long

A very compassionate donor has offered to match up to $15,000 in donations to our Humane Education Program, which will provide a total of $30,000 to help us reinvent our programs and rebuild our materials for the variety of educational platforms required today! Your support will ensure that 2021 is bright for our youngest animal lovers, but we need your help today to get there. Please consider making a donation today and help us continue to build a more compassionate tomorrow! Click here to donate.

Kid’s Fall Reading Challenge — All Month Long

We’re calling all children to participate in a fun reading challenge to foster the joy of books while also learning more about animals and the mission of the Virginia Beach SPCA. We’ve put together an interactive worksheet with three different reading challenges plus some educational bookmarks to instill character values in our young animal lovers (who will be tomorrow’s animal heroes! ) Plus, for each challenge completed, readers win prizes! Click here for more information and to print out the challenge worksheet.

A Tale for Two — Every Monday

A Tale for Two is an extension of our Listening Ears Program which pairs a young reader with an animal to make the experience of reading more fun. By bringing the readers to our shelter, our adoptable cats and dogs get to benefit from the positive presence of a child, boosting confidence in both the pet and the person. This in-shelter reading program is open to youth ages 6-13, and visits take place on Monday afternoons between 4pm and 5pm. Visits must be scheduled in advance, and children are invited to bring their own books or they can choose from the VBSPCA library. Click here to schedule your visit.

365 Days of Compassion — All Month Long

Every single day of the year, animals need your help. The Virginia Beach SPCA’s 365 Days of Compassion Fundraiser recognizes this never-ending need for care and invites you to become part of our lifesaving mission. We are extending the fundraiser as there are still many dates available to be sponsored! The VBSPCA 365 Days of Compassion Fundraiser is an opportunity for our passionate community to come together in support of the animals, 365 days of the year. Click here to sponsor a day!

All Year Long – Sustainable Support

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.