Voices coordinates a range of activities throughout the year. Our Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project provides sterilizations and vaccinations for feral and unowned free-roaming cats in Central Virginia. Our Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS) Project provides proper housing, straw bedding, and other comforts for neglected outdoor dogs. Voices for Animals also organizes tablings at community events, action alerts on a variety of animal protection issues, and pet food drives for the needy, doing all we can to create a better world for animals.
UPDATE ON PEACEFUL PROTESTS AGAINST RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS
Voices for Animals is happy to say that we coordinated two well-attended protests of Ringling performances in May and are continuing to lobby John Paul Jones arena to stop hosting circuses with exotic animals. For details on our continuing work to get animal-based circuses out of Albemarle County, click Keep Circus Animals Out of Albemarle to check the status of the circus campaign.
DONATIONS OF PET FOOD ARE URGENTLY NEEDED!
The recent economy has not been kind to any of us, but some people are struggling now to find the resources to feed their pets. Voices for Animals is currently holding a pet food drive to assist low-income people with pet food donations. Can you help us with this pressing need?
Please stop by Pet Supplies Plus in Charlottesville and drop some pet food of your choice in the bin just inside the door for pets of people in need in these difficult times.
The Charlottesville – Albemarle SPCA also recognizes the need for pet food now and they are accepting pet food donations at Sam’s Club on the third Sunday of every month from now until October.
Go on over to Sam’s Club to meet an adorable, adoptable dog, make a pet food donation, and Shop for the Shelter. The Charlottesville – Albemarle SPCA is sponsoring this opportunity to make a donation from the shelter’s wish list for the animals at the shelter.
The next opportunity at Sam’s Club is July 12, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and every 3rd Sunday of the month until October 2014.
Come on out, do some shopping, and help the cats and dogs!
Other News & Events
Voices for Animals’ next open volunteer meeting will be held at a new time and place on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM at Charlottesville’s Gordon Avenue public library. Come join us for this informal meeting! Let … Continue reading
Voices for Animals was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF). The grant will support Voices for Animals’ progressive cat spay/neuter and vaccination program that has … Continue reading
A Message from the Animal Rescue Corps Dear Volunteers, Animal Rescue Corps is responding to a puppy mill case in Page County Virginia. (Please read details below.) Starting today, we will have volunteer needs for a number of shifts through … Continue reading
We are delighted to announce that the merger of Voices for Animals with the HOWS Project has been approved by the State Corporation Commission. This is the culmination of a year of discussion, planning and organizing, and we are convinced … Continue reading
In April, a long-haired calico named Ginger was the 10,000th cat to be sterilized and vaccinated through Voices for Animals’ Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. Bubbles and Oscar, black-and-gray male tabbies, became the 10,001st and 10,002nd sterilizations. Many thanks to the … Continue reading