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Compassion in the Community | October

This October, take part in fall festivities while also helping animals in need! You can work on your short game at VBSPCA’s Puttin’ for Paws, check out classic cars and vintage aircraft at the Military Aviation Museum, have some fun at Mount Trashmore for Fall Fest, and you can event check out some amazing pet products while enjoying a beer at Norfolk Botanical Gardens’ Barks and Brews. Plus, get those costumes ready for Mutt Masquerade, the best dog party at the beach! Read below to find out how you can make a difference while having some fun this fall!

Friday, October 4th – Puttin’ for Paws
The Virginia Beach SPCA Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament is returning for the 18th year. Join us at The Signature at West Neck for 18 holes of golf, all benefitting the animals. This tournament features great raffles, hole-in-one prizes, a delicious dinner, and awards for our top players. And of course, some meet and greet time with adoptable animals! To register, visit vbspca.com/golf.

Sunday, October 6th – All Saints’ Episcopal Church Animal Fair
Stop by the All Saints’ Episcopal Church Animal Fair located at 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach between 1:30pm and 3pm and learn about some amazing, local animal organizations (domestic and wildlife). This event is free to attend, and the VBSPCA will have adoptable animals there for you to meet! For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, October 9th- Yappy Hour at New Realm Brewery
Join the VBSPCA for a mission centered pint of beer at our October Yappy Hour. Gather with your fellow animal lovers from 6pm-8pm as we kick back, relax, and wrap up the day. You will also receive a special discount as a VBSPCA Member! Not a member yet? Click here to become a VBSPCA Member. Want to attend the event? Check out the facebook event here.

Saturday, October 12th – Air and Auto Classic
Enjoy live music while checking out some classic cars and a fabulous collection of vintage aircraft at the Military Aviation Museum from 11am-4pm. The 9th annual charity car show will also be attended by adorable adoptable dogs from the VBSPCA from 11:30am to 2:30pm! Food and beverage concessions and live music will be available as well, plus a chance to win fun raffle prizes – like a plane ride! Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 12th – Fall Fest 2019
Join us at Fall Fest 2019 at Mount Trashmore from 11am-3pm. This free family-friendly event will include countless educational exhibits, workshops, live music and children’s activities. 70+ vendors will offer healthy, local and sustainable products and services. The VBSPCA will also be there with amazing products for your four-legged family members! For more information, visit LRNow.org. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 13th – Barks & Brews
Bring your dog to Norfolk Botanical Garden,12pm-6pm, and enjoy some live music, cold beer, and gorgeous surroundings. Festivities will be in the field behind the Baker Hall parking lot, and make sure to stop by the VBSPCA tent and pick out something for your best friend – all for a good cause! Click here for more information.

Sunday, October 20th – Bark in the Park
Join the fun at Chesapeake City Park, 12pm-5pm, for Chesapeake’s most “barked about” pet event! The VBSPCA will be there with some amazing pet products along with other pet-related vendors, food trucks, and more. 100% of the proceeds at the VBSPCA tent go back to caring for our shelter animals and finding forever homes. For more information about this event, click here.

Saturday, October 26th – Cupcakes for a Cause
From 12pm-4pm, grab a delicious treat at GiGi’s Cupcakes located at 741 First Colonial Road, suite 106. GiGi’s Cupcakes will donate $1 from every cupcake sold to the VBSPCA. They even have pupcakes for your dog – how sweet!

Sunday, October 27th – Mutt Masquerade
Join us at 24th Street Park for this very special event that only happens once a year! There will be dogs in costumes, people in costumes, an oceanside course, adoptable animals, prizes, food trucks, and helping animals in need…what more could you want? Plus, shelters and rescues from across Hampton Roads will have adoptable animals onsite waiting to meet their forever families! For more information including fundraising prizes or how to be a vendor, visit vbspca.com/5k.

All Year Long – Sustainable Support
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.

#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.

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.