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.

*** Come to the Paramount Theater Gift Fair! ***

Paramount Theater
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Noon – 7 PM

Voices for Animals and the Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS) Project are proud to participate in the Paramount Theater’s Third Annual Alternative Gift Fair!

This holiday season, skip your trip to the mall and head to the Paramount Theater’s Third Annual Alternative Gift Fair! Come support Voices for Animals and HOWS. Stop by our booth and learn more about our mission to spay and neuter feral cats and to help dogs who need a warm house for shelter from the winter cold.

You can make an optional donation in your friend or family member’s name in lieu of gifts that they probably didn’t want anyway. Use this opportunity to teach your children the true meaning of the holiday season by giving to those less fortunate.

Some suggested gifts:

Large bag of cat food for a low income pet owner – $15.
Emergency fund for cats – $35.
Warm bedding for a dog in need – $15.
Weatherproof dog house for an outdoor dog – $100.
Spay / neuter and vaccination for 1 cat – $50.
And there are more suggestions at the Voices for Animals / HOWS booth!

Admission is FREE! Complimentary food and beverages will be provided!

For more information: The Paramount Theater Third Annual Gift Fair!




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


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!

Other News & Events

Mark Your Calendar!

Voices for Animals’ next open volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM, Please email info@voicesforanimals.org for the location of the meeting. Come join us! Let 2014 be the year your make a … 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

10,000th Cat Has Been Sterilized!

In April, a long-haired calico named Ginger was the 10,000th cat to be sterilized and vaccinated through Voices for Animals’ Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project. Bubbles and Oscar, black-and-gray male tabbies, became the 10,001st and 10,002nd sterilizations. Many thanks to the … Continue reading