The 2023 Wags & Whiskers Gala was a smashing success!

This year’s Wags and Whiskers Gala was a record-breaking affair, all thanks to this community! More than 400 guests celebrated the mission of the Virginia Beach SPCA with a Havana Nights vibe complete with tropical cocktails, delicious food, adorable animals, lively games, and festive music.

The best part is, we raised over $341,000 for the animals! This was our most successful Wags and Whiskers Gala to date, and we offer our sincere gratitude to the event sponsors, annual partners, event planners, silent auction donors, volunteers, and guests who made this evening possible.

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What began in 1989 as a local celebrity and pet fashion show, the Wags & Whiskers Gala has evolved to become one of our most impactful fundraising events and a true celebration for the animals. In 2022, the gala brought in more than $300,000 in critical funding, which directly supports our mission of eliminating animal suffering while increasing human compassion. Our mission is achieved through animal sheltering and enrichment, veterinary care, spay and neuter initiatives, wildlife triage, and humane education programs.

To see photos from our previous events, click on the year below
2017 | 2018 | 2019| 2022

Thank you to our 2023 Event Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2023 Annual Partners!