Message from the CEO

Message from the Interim CEO

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A heart full of grace, and a soul generated by love”… these two qualities are vital to the delivery of the Virginia Beach SPCA’s mission of compassion, and we couldn’t deliver our mission without the support of our volunteer community. Whether a volunteer works directly in our kennels, provides humane education to our youth, supports our event staff, or works in any of the support roles within entire organization, it is because of the giving hearts in our community that we are able to provide compassionate care to the thousands of homeless animals in our community. It isn’t always easy- being involved with the world of animal welfare will tug at the heart strings. For those who do show up and dedicate their time to the VBSPCA mission, they help save the lives of animals every single day.

We are fortunate to have close to 100 professional staff on board, but we are eternally grateful for the volunteers who assist us each year and continue to support our efforts with their time and resources. Whether serving for one day or for a decade, whether cleaning kennels, walking dogs, or transporting wildlife, service will make a difference in the life of the volunteer and the lives of the animals.

If you want to make a difference to the animals in Hampton Roads, I encourage you to contact us. We can definitely find a place for you to help us deliver our mission of compassionate care for our animals.

Thank you,

Derby Brackett