Compassion in the Community | October 2021

Our community is ready to celebrate fall while giving back to the homeless animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA! Read on to find out how you can have some fun and help our furry friends during the month of October.

Howlers and Growlers – October 2nd
Join Reaver Beach Brewing Company at their Virginia Beach location for Howlers and Growlers on Saturday, October 2 from 12-4pm. They will be collecting items from our Wish List to donate to our shelter. You’ll also get to meet some of our adoptable animals!

All Saints’ Animal Fair and Blessing of the Animals – October 10th
The All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host an animal fair and blessing of the animals on Sunday, October 10 from 1:30-3:00pm. Some of the animals of the VBSPCA will receive their blessing and mingle with guests. We hope to see you there!

Howl-O-Ween Pub Crawl and Costume Contest – October 23rd
Get ready to eat, drink, and be scary! Join us on Saturday, October 23, for the first annual Howl-O-Ween Pub Crawl and Costume Contest. We will be crawling to local pubs around the 31st Street Oceanfront corridor, all in support of homeless animals. This is a dog friendly event, so bring your pup, get out your costumes, and get ready for a pub crawl like no other! Get your tickets here.

Boardwalk Art Show – October 23rd & 24th
The VBSPCA will have a booth at the Boardwalk Art Show. Stop by and see us October 23-24 from 12-4pm. Some of our adoptable animals will be there to meet you, and little animal lovers can make a craft or pick up some fun VBSPCA swag!

A Halloween Tale for Two – October 25th
A Tale for Two happens every Monday, but we’ve spiced things up for our October 25th event! Young readers are invited to come to the shelter to read a story to our adoptable animals, but this time our staff (and some of our animals) will be ready to greet you in Halloween costumes! To learn more and to sign your child up for this special edition of A Tale for Two, click 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.

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.