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Jan Fine | In Service to the VBSPCA for 15+ Years

Jan Fine is a very familiar face at the Virginia Beach SPCA. For more than 15 years, she has served on the VBSPCA Board of Directors. When asked why she is so devoted to the organization, she simply says, “I have always loved animals and have been lucky to have them in my life.”

From a varied career history to a long track record in volunteering, Fine brings a wide array of experience and insight to her role on the board. She has done everything from editing reports to the Atomic Energy Commission for G.E. to owning her own gift shop. Fine’s volunteer work outside of the VBSPCA includes chairing the Boardwalk Art Show and Norfolk Academy’s Field Day as well as chairing galas for MOCA and the Virginia Aquarium.

Fine is most passionate about adopting animals into loving homes. “Putting the right animal with the right family in a happy forever home is very special,” she says. “I also love that we can help to provide medical services in our community through our fantastic veterinary clinic.”

Fine’s passion for volunteer service is contagious. “The volunteer program is a wonderful way that people can get involved with the VBSPCA,” she suggests. “Attending fundraisers also helps to support animals at the shelter.”

Dedicated individuals like Fine ensure the VBSPCA can continue working towards its mission of ending animal homelessness. We are grateful for everything she does to help our animals!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email Emily.Peck@vbspca.com for more information.

Compassion in the Community | June 2021

Summer is almost here, and we’re looking forward to some fun events now that things are opening up! From summer challenges to donation drives, read on to see how you can join others in the community to support the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA.

Change for Change Youth Coin Challenge – Pick Up a Canister Now!
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 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.

Celebrate Pride with Your Pets – All Month Long
June is Pride Month and the VBSPCA has everything you need for your pets to join in on the celebration. “Love is Love” themed bandanas and toys are available for purchase at our Pet Retail Store located inside our shelter. Proceeds from all sales go directly back to VBSPCA animals.

Donation Drive with Pembroke Realty – All Month Long
Give back to the animals of the VBSPCA without ever leaving your neighborhood! Pembroke Realty is collecting donations from our Wish List all month long at four of its apartment complexes in Hampton Roads. You can donate at Summer Station Apartments, North Beach Apartments, and Pembroke Crossing Apartments in Virginia Beach as well as PARK 216 Luxury Apartments in Suffolk. To donate, stop by the leasing office at those locations.

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.

PawPrints Soaps – On Sale Now
Support a small business and the animals of the VBSPCA! Shelly’s Soaps now has paw print shaped soaps, and 50% of all proceeds will be donated to our animals. You can place an order through the Shelly’s Soaps Facebook page or Instagram page.

Pups at the Plex – June 27th
Head to the Virginia Beach Sportsplex for Pups at the Plex! The Virginia Beach Sportsplex will be collecting pet supply donations on behalf of the VBSPCA on Sunday, June 27th. Donations will be accepted at the gate, raffle area, and beer tent. Check out our Wish List 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.

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.

Happy Tails | Shadow

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. Shadow arrived in November 2020 when his owner could no longer care for him and his sister. He was in need of dental surgery and had lost patches of hair. The VBSPCA Clinic gave him the care he needed, then he waited patiently for his forever home. After three months at the shelter, Shadow’s life changed when Katie and her family visited him in February 2021. Katie recently shared Shadow’s adoption story with us.

How did you know Shadow was the one for you?

We were originally looking for a kitten. We have a rambunctious 2 year old boy and thought it would be easier for a kitten to get used to our loud household. After looking around at different shelters, we really couldn’t find any kittens or they would be snatched up so quickly we couldn’t get there in time. I finally started asking shelters if they had any family friendly cats or cats who tolerated kids. When I got to the VBSPCA, I asked and they pointed me immediately to Shadow, saying he was very affectionate with kids. I visited him and fell in love with him. All he wanted to do was rub and love on me. Even when I tried to play with him, he would just rub his head all over my hand. He is still the most affectionate cat I have ever met.

What sort of activities do you and Shadow do together?

We love to cuddle on the couch. He loves to sit on my chest and get chin scratches from my husband and I. My son loves pet Shadow and says, “Ahh Shadow! He’s a good cat.”

Does Shadow have any funny quirks or do you have any funny stories to share from your time together?

He is a beggar for food! I wasn’t expecting that from him. Whenever we go to the kitchen, he RUNS ahead of us, meowing, tail twitching and showing us the cabinet that we keep his food and treats in. When we get the bag of treats, he stretches on us and meows.

How has Shadow enriched your life so far?

He is the most affectionate cat we’ve ever known. He has a powerful purr and is the most patient, sweet cat I know. The minor inconvenience of litter and fur mean nothing in comparison with the love that he gives our little family.

Why do you think people should consider adopting a senior pet from a shelter?

Senior cats don’t need constant attention like kittens do. You have to constantly get energy out of a kitten, while a senior cat knows how to get energy out for themselves. For a while, I was looking into buying a purebred cat that is known for affection. But after my experience with the VBSPCA, now I know that all you have to do is ask the staff for the traits you are looking for in a pet. You save yourself money and your cat’s life by adopting from a shelter. You don’t need an expensive pet to get the love and affection you are looking for in a pet. We absolutely love our sweet cat and find ourselves lucky.

Pet Companionship | Health Benefits & Healing Power

Ask any pet owner, and they’ll tell you that their furry friend is an important part of their life. In fact research has shown that having an animal companion is not only enjoyable – pets can actually help improve your mental health!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are highlighting the important role pets can play in our mental and emotional wellbeing. Pet ownership has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness. That is very encouraging for the approximately 40 million adults in the United States who are affected by depression and anxiety. Here is a look at the science behind healing powers of the human-animal connection.

  • Animal interactions boost the mood. Oxytocin and dopamine, the neurochemicals associated with positive feelings and bonding, have been observed in both dogs and people after enjoyable interactions like petting and playing.
  • Pets reduce stress. Interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure.
  • Having a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness. According to a survey by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, 87% of respondents, both pet owners and non-owners, reported that interactions with an animal help combat feelings of loneliness. Additionally, dog owners can feel more connected to other people since walking your canine companion or taking him to the dog park can create chances for socialization, which can ease symptoms of depression.
  • Walking a dog is especially helpful. Walking increases endorphins, which fight depression. Owning a dog can lead to a daily exercise routine that can help reduce stress levels, increase self-esteem, and help develop better sleep patterns.

While pet ownership is no substitute for professional medical treatment, it can provide a boost in your emotional health. And when you adopt an animal from the VBSPCA or any other animal shelter, you’re not the only one who benefits from the adoption – you’re providing a second chance for a homeless animal.

This month we’re teaming up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Coastal Virginia for our Pets Make Life Better Initiative. For more information on how you can participate, click here

Bill Campbell | In Service to the VBSPCA for 3 Years

For the past three years, Bill Campbell has served on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors. His motivation: “I hope that my efforts can help continue to bring care and compassion to the relationship between man and animal.”

After spending his career in advertising, Campbell is happy to lend his support to the VBSPCA in the way of communications guidance. He was one of the founders of Barker, Campbell & Farley Advertising and Public Relations, and received over 200 awards for creativity as well as the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal. Campbell is now an artist and founding member of the Virginia Beach Art Center. He and his wife Meg enjoy traveling, gardening, reading, fine dining, and spending time with their sons and their “grandpets”.

Campbell is most passionate about how the VBSPCA takes in homeless pets and adopts them into loving homes, but appreciates that the mission entails much more than that. “I feel everyone can benefit from association with animals,” he says. “In general, they seem to bring out the very best in us.”

Campbell believes that volunteering is the best way to harness their passion for the VBSPCA mission, but encourages everyone to make a donation, whether it is a one-time gift of a few dollars or becoming a member. “I know now how efficiently this organization uses contributions to develop programs,” he explains.

It is because of the support of people like Campbell that the VBSPCA is able to continue working towards its mission of ending animal homelessness. We are thankful for everything he does to help our furry friends!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email Emily.Peck@vbspca.com for more information.

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.

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.

Happy Tails | Peabody

Every single animal that comes through our shelter has a story. Some are complex, many are sad, but all of them get better the minute they arrive at the Virginia Beach SPCA. Peabody came to the VBSPCA in October 2019 when his owner surrendered him. The three year old hound spent just over a month in our shelter before he met Christy. She noticed his hopeful eyes and quickly decided he was the dog for her. Christy says when she returned to pick him up, he ran to her and hasn’t left her side since then. We recently caught up with Christy, who shared just how special their bond has become.

We heard that Peabody was training to become a service animal – can you share a little about that and his progress?

Peabody was evaluated by an organization called Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW). They work with military veterans and their families that have multiple types of disabilities. His training is completed, we are just waiting for the Public Access Test. We are very proud of how well and fast he learned his commands and Job. He is a true blessing in my life.

How is Peabody doing in the home?

Peabody is doing amazing at home. He loves his sister potbelly pig Bacon Bits, and loves going to the park. He is our funny, loving guy.

What sort of activities do you and Peabody do together?

Peabody and I do Instacart together (we grocery shop for other people). We also go for long walks, playdates at the dog park, we travel to Kentucky to visit friends, and we meditate together.

Does Peabody have any funny quirks or do you have any funny stories to share from your time together?

One of Peabody’s quirks is he loves blankets – he will try to crawl under anything that looks like a blanket. He also will pout and throw a temper tantrum if I have a guest in the car and they sit in his seat.

How has Peabody enriched your life so far?

Peabody has enriched my life by bringing a smile to our hearts, he lends us his ears when we just need to vent, and makes us laugh with his cute little prance he does when he is excited to go outside or to work. There are days I would be lost and still stuck on my couch if it wasn’t for him and him needing to be taken care of.

Why do you think people should consider adopting a pet from a shelter?

Shelter dogs make great companions, they are forever grateful for the home and life that they receive. This also helps open doors and kennels for other pets to come in and find their happily ever after.

Dog Bite Prevention | Recognize The Warning Signs

April is Dog Bite Prevention Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year, and more than 800,000 seek medical attention for dog bites. Common reasons for a dog to bite include feeling scared, being startled or threatened, trying to protect something that is valuable to them (like food or toys), sickness, or injury. Dogs can also nip and bite during play.

All dogs can bite regardless of size, breed, or age if they are provoked. While there are simple things pet parents can do to prevent dog bites from happening, it is equally important to first understand what a dog is trying to tell you from its body language and behaviors.

What Dogs are Trying to Tell You
By paying close attention to a dog’s body language and behavior, you will be much less likely to be bitten. The ASPCA has listed the following signs of aggression, fear, or anxiety, which are feelings that can lead to a bite.

Signs of aggression include efforts to make the dog look bigger:

  • Ears positioned upward and forward
  • Raised fur on the back and/or tail
  • Vertical tail, may be wagging very quickly
  • Stiff, straight-legged stance
  • Staring
  • Growling, lunging, or barking

Signs of fear or anxiety include efforts to make the dog look smaller:

  • Cowering and/or lowering of the head
  • Repeated lip licking
  • Tucked tail
  • Flattened ears
  • Yawning
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Remaining very still
  • Growling or snarling

If you encounter any of these signs, it is best to give the dog some space.

What You Can Do to Prevent Dog Bites
Aside from reading a dog’s body language, there are things you can do to reduce the chance of the dog biting you or someone else.

  • Socialize your dog. By introducing your dog to other animals and people, you will help them feel more comfortable overall. Familiarizing your dog with everyday situations will make them less likely to become fearful and bite. However, you should let your pet go at their own pace. Don’t force them to interact with other people and animals when they are uncomfortable.
  • Spay or neuter your dog. Studies have shown that altering your pet can help reduce their likelihood of biting.
  • Know when to leave a dog alone. There are several situations that can make a dog more likely to bite. Those include when he is eating, sleeping, sick, injured, or positioned on the other side of a fence from you. You should also never approach a dog you don’t know without permission from their owner or any female dog who is with her puppies.
  • Always supervise children when they are around a dog. Children are most likely to be the victim of dog bites, so do not leave them unattended with a pet. You can find more tips for child and pet safety here.

If you notice your dog has the tendency to be aggressive, fearful, or anxious, consider getting help from a certified trainer.

Ashley Knepper | In Service to the VBSPCA since 2019

Ashley Knepper first joined the VBSPCA Board of Directors in October 2019. “I was drawn to join the VBSPCA for three primary reasons,” Knepper says. “My love for animals, [CEO] Derby Brackett’s leadership style, and how actively I am able to contribute to the mission in areas where I am most qualified and passionate.”

As an experienced marketing expert, Knepper provides guidance to assist in spreading the VBSPCA’s mission across Hampton Roads. She is co-founder and president of Reed & Associates Marketing, Inc., where she spearheads the planning and implementation of effective media strategies and oversees creative efforts for their clients and brand. Philanthropy is so ingrained in Knepper that her leadership led to Reed & Associates Marketing being named a Corporate VOLUNTEER Excellence Award honoree by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads in 2014.

Knepper is deeply committed to all aspects of the VBSPCA mission. “Obviously the animals themselves are what motivate everyone to contribute but a part of our program that I have found most interesting is the educational piece,” says Knepper. “I believe a lot of good comes from our commitment to educating the community about animal welfare and homelessness.”

In addition to educating our community, Knepper encourages others to get involved to help homeless animals. “From volunteering with the animals at the shelter to participating in events around the community, there are so many ways to get involved with the VBSPCA. Sign up for our weekly Pawprint newsletter to stay connected and in the know!”

Without the support of individuals like Knepper, the VBSPCA could not sustain our mission to end animal homelessness. We are so appreciative of everything she does to help our furry friends!

If you are interested in serving on the Virginia Beach SPCA Board of Directors, please email Emily.Peck@vbspca.com for more information.

Compassion in the Community | April 2021

With the change in season, we’re sharing ways you can spring into action to help the animals of the Virginia Beach SPCA. This month we have an exciting announcement about our first in-person fundraising event in over a year! Read on to learn more about this year’s Puttin’ for Paws as well as how you can freshen up your spring look while supporting homeless animals.

Spring into Action – All Month Long
Spring into Action to help provide medical care for the homeless animals of the VBSPCA. For every $5 donation to the VBSPCA Miracle Medical Fund, you can pick an egg to receive a prize! Each egg contains either a piece of candy, a coupon for 10% off one item in our Pet Retail Store, or a voucher for a piece of VBSPCA swag. Stop by the shelter from April 1-30 to pick an egg and reveal your prize!

Free Class with Donation at Pure Barre Virginia Beach – All Month Long
Pure Barre Virginia Beach is celebrating National Pet Day all month long! In honor of the holiday, which is celebrated on April 11th, the fitness studio is collecting items from our Wish List during the month of April. All non-members who stop by the studio to drop off an item on our Wish List will receive one free class. Click here for studio hours, location, and contact information.

Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament – Registration Opens Soon
Save the date for the 20th Annual Puttin’ for Paws Charity Golf Tournament! The event will be held Friday, June 4th at the Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Participants will enjoy a day of golf as well as lunch, unlimited beverages, and an awards dinner. We hope you will mark your calendars and join us! Click here to learn more and to register.

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.

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.