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.

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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 who believed in the human-animal bond, was known as a progressive in the field of mental health, and was perhaps the first highly credible voice against biomedical research in the modern animal rights movement.

The foundation now focuses its work on funding affordable spay/neuter projects in the Appalachian area.

Voices for Animals is very grateful to Two Mauds, Inc. for recognizing the vital importance of spaying/neutering in reducing animal suffering and for supporting our work in achieving that goal.

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THE CRAFTING FOR CRITTERS EVENT IS RATED A BIG SUCCESS!

A fun, productive and educational time was had by all at the event on Saturday, October 17!

New cat shelters were stacked to the ceiling as participants used their skills to carve Styrofoam containers into warm, dry havens for feral cats in our community. In addition, our participants made cat and dog toys for the less fortunate, four-legged residents of central Virginia.

Door prizes were awarded and folks enjoyed delicious snacks while they worked to make life a bit easier for dogs and cats in our area without much fun in their lives.

We are pleased with the Crafting for Critters Event this year, and we are looking forward to The Second Annual Crafting for Critters Event!

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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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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!

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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

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 February 07, 2016 Sunday March 06, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar!

Voices for Animals’ volunteer meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2016 has been CANCELLED! You are invited to join us for our next meeting on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Northside Public Library on W. … 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.

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

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