Welcome to Voices for Animals

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.


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.

Come on out, do some shopping, and help the cats and dogs!


Have you borrowed Voices for Animals’ traps and forgotten to return them? Do you know anybody who has forgotten to return our traps? We are running really low on traps, and we would appreciate it if you would please return them. Call: 434-979-1200 or Email: info@voicesforanimals.org to make arrangements to get them to us. Thank you!



Voices for Animals is happy to say that we coordinated two well-attended protests of Ringling performances in May 2014 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.

Other News & Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Voices for Animals’ next open volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the new Northside Library building next to the Daily Progress building on West Rio Road. Come join us! Let … Continue reading

Compassionate Care Clinics

We wanted to let you know that the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is providing a great opportunity to get a wellness exam for the pets of anyone receiving public assistance. Compassionate Care Clinics Sundays from 10AM to 3:PM March 15th, June 7th, … Continue reading

Walton Middle School Students Build Dog Houses for HOWS Project

Eighth graders at Walton Middle School are building dog houses in connection with the Houses of Wood and Straw project or HOWS. The goal is to help families out in the winter months that have dogs outside in the cold. … Continue reading

Press Release – Voices for Animals Receives Grant from the Bama Works Fund

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

Voices for Animals and the HOWS Project have merged!

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