Welcome to Voices for Animals

Voices coordinates a range of activities throughout the year. Our Community Cat Project (CCP) 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.



Last year’s party was a blast and this year will be even better! Everyone is invited! There will be vegan food, entertainment by Peter Richardson, the guitarist, and so much more!

When: Sunday, June 26, from 1:30 pm-4 pm
Where: Pen Park Shelter #2, 1400 Pen Park Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901 (off East Rio Road)
Food: Drinks provided; food is vegan potluck

So plan to bring a vegan dish and come have some summer fun!


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Voices for Animals is thrilled to be recognized by the Petco Foundation for our work to end cat homelessness in Central Va. The Petco Foundation recently awarded us a $2,500 grant to support our community cat spay/neuter program, through which more than 12,000 cats have been sterilized and vaccinated to date. This grant will enable Voices for Animals to expand our efforts to humanely manage outdoor cat populations while preventing the births of future homeless cats.



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!


Other News & Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Come join us for our next volunteer meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Northside Public Library on W. Rio Road in Charlottesville, VA. Our meeting are informal — bring your dinner to enjoy … Continue reading

Voices for Animals President Stacey Norris Receives 2016 Advocacy Award

Voices for Animals is proud to announce that our very own Stacey Norris, Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS) Project Leader, is the 2016 winner of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies (VFHS) Advocacy Award! Stacey founded the Houses of … Continue reading

Voices for Animals Receives a Generous Grant from Two Mauds, Inc.

Voices for Animals is pleased to announce that it has received its first-ever grant from Two Mauds, Inc. for $3,000 to support our Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project! Two Mauds, Inc. is a foundation established by Dr. Dallas Pratt, a psychiatrist … Continue reading

Affordable VIP Pet Care in Our Area

VIP Pet Care is available in Charlottesville at Pet Supplies Plus and some nearby Tractor Supply stores. Pet Supplies Plus 1240 Seminole Trail Charlottesville, VA 22901-1737 434-979-2009 From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Sunday May 01, 2016 VIP Pet Care … 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