Compassion in the Community | May 2021

May is a big month for the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. We’re gearing up for Give Local 757, a day of giving here in Hampton Roads, and we need your help to make it a success! There are also a couple of options for you to give back while you’re enjoying the warmer weather. Read on to find out how you can join in on the creative ways our community is showing up for homeless animals this month.

Give Local 757 – May 11th
On May 11th we’ll join nonprofits across the region for Give Local 757, an annual day of fundraising. We all deserve a second chance, especially those who can’t help themselves, and we hope you’ll join us to help provide second chances to the more than 3,000 homeless pets we care for in our shelter each year. A generous donor is matching all funds up to $15,000, so give now to double your dollars! Click here to donate now through May 11th.

Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament – Registration Now Open
Join us for the 20th Annual Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament! The event will be held Friday, June 4th at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Participants will enjoy a day of golf as well as lunch, unlimited beverages, and an awards dinner. Proceeds go directly to the animals of the VBSPCA! Click here to learn more and to register.

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.

EQUI-KIDS Open House/Tack Swap – May 22nd
Learn more about the VBSPCA and buy some of our swag at the EQUI-KIDS Open House/Tack Swap! EQUI-KIDS is a therapeutic riding center designed to help disabled children, adults, and military service members across Hampton Roads. The Open House/Tack Swap will be held May 22nd from 9am-1pm at their center at 2626 Heritage Park Drive. All proceeds from sales of VBSPCA items will go directly back to our animals. Learn more about EQUI-KIDS here.

Beloved’s Beachketball Tournament – May 23rd
Check out the Beloved’s Beachketball Tournament at the Oceanfront! The fun takes place May 23rd from 12-5pm at 2820 Pacific Ave. The event is presented by Already Clothing and Chico’s. All proceeds go to the VBSPCA.

Change for Change Youth Coin Challenge – Pick Up a Canister by June 1st
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 anytime between now and June 1st 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.

Fortescue Sea Glass for a Cause – Now through May 31st
A young artist has created unique pieces of jewelry made from sea glass in an effort to support the animals of the VBSPCA. Ana Ferreira takes sea glass she finds on the Eastern Shore and turns it into jewelry. The 12 year old is selling her pieces at the Chesapeake Bay Distillery now through the end of May, and 25% of all sales will be donated to our shelter. To purchase Ana’s jewelry, visit the distillery at 437 Virginia Beach Blvd., or send a message through the distillery’s Facebook page.

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.