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.



Thanks to the generosity and support from you, the good people of Central Virginia, our Summertime Cat Challenge has been a huge success!

We can happily report that we have received $11,067 in donations! Now, with the wonderful matching grant that we received for the first $10,000, we can tell you that we have $21,067 to support our Community Cat Project! Thank you!

Our Summertime Cat Challenge will continue through to the end of September! So there is still time to make your contribution.

With your help, we will be able to spay and neuter many more cats and provide the medical care that they need.

Please take the time and make a gift to help the cats and kittens. All donations are tax-deductible. Donate online today or make your donation via Paypal:

You can also mail a check to:

Voices for Animals
P.O. Box 4466
Charlottesville, VA 22905

Thank you!

We have received:
$11,067 / $10,000.
We’re so proud of you!
Thank you!




Our Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS) Project desperately needs to purchase a pickup truck. Ever since the beginning of the HOWS Project, we have had to borrow, rent, and even beg for the use of someone’s pickup truck. There have been times when our mission to keep dogs warm and dry on cold winter nights was in serious jeopardy!

We are working now to raise the $15,000 that we need to make sure we can continue to deliver the dog houses this fall. Time is critical. The days are getting shorter already and soon winter will be upon us.

Your help is so very important now! Please step up and “Do It for the Dogs!”

We cannot do this without you. Please make your tax deductible donation now!

Use this link to make your secure donation by credit card.

You can also make your donation via Paypal: HOWS donation site.

Or send your check to:

The HOWS Project
P. O. Box 56
Ruckersville, VA 22968

Please write on your check: “Do It for the Dogs!”

This fall when you see the HOWS truck rolling down the street, you will know that it’s doing the job because you cared!

Thank you!



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?

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!



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, October 6, 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

Peaceful Protests Against Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

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.