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.

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NATIONAL FERAL CAT DAY – OCTOBER 16, 2016

Every year, Alley Cat Allies celebrates the lives of community cats on National Feral Cat Day—October 16. This year, they carried out a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) project with a community in Hyattsville, MD. We invite you to join them in saving cats’ lives! Learn more at www.NationalFeralCatDay.org

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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOTH OF OUR SUMMER FUNDRAISERS WERE A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thanks to you, the kind and compassionate people of Charlottesville and Central Virginia, the Houses of Wood and Straw Project (HOWS) has already purchased a tall cargo van! It is currently being customized with a back-up camera, the HOWS logo, and some interior shelving. Very soon you will see it rolling down the highway delivering doghouses, food, bowls, clean bedding and more to dogs in need! We will have pictures of it to show you soon!

This has been a dream come true for the HOWS volunteers and we are so very grateful to you for making this happen! Thank you!

The Summertime Cat Challenge was a tremendous success, too! Because of your generous donations, we were able to receive the $10,000 matching grant and now we are looking forward to spaying and neutering many more cats through our TNR program and to providing the extra medical care so many of the homeless cats and kittens that we find in our community need!

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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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?
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We are happy to say that we have two locations in Charlottesville, PetSmart, on Community Street in Hollymead, and Pet Supplies Plus on Seminole Trail where you can stop by and drop some pet food of your choice in the bin for pets of people in need in these difficult times.

Come on out, do some shopping, and help the cats and dogs! Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

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DO YOU HAVE TRAPS?

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!

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Other News & Events

Attention all Virginia State Employees!

Did you know you can donate to Voices for Animals through your Commonwealth of Virginia campaign starting October 1? Our CVC number is 3585. How does this help dogs and cats? A $3/week payroll deduction (tax free and tax deductible!) … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar!

Come join us for our next volunteer meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Northside Public Library on W. Rio Road in Charlottesville, VA. Our meetings 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

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

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