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.


Join us Saturday, October 17, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the Northside Library
705 West Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate National Feral Cat Day at our first annual Crafting for Critters Event!

Listen to the announcement of the 1st Annual Crafting for Critters Event!

(Courtesy of WTJU Charlottesville, 91.1 FM, WHAN Ashland-Richmond, 102.9 FM)

We will create crafts/toys/shelters for feral cats and indoor cats, as well as crafts and toys for outdoor and indoor dogs!

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Bring your “crafty” friends – the more the merrier!

* Make a feral cat shelter-we’ll show you how!

* Make cat toys and crafts, dog toys and crafts-we’ll show you how!

* Check out our Facebook page to get a head start on a craft or project!

All materials provided! Tasty snacks and bottled water provided!

Come join us! Create a cat or dog craft, meet friends, and have fun while we make shelters and other items for cats and dogs who have few resources or fun in their lives.

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National Feral Cat Day is an annual event sponsored by Alley Cat Allies

See you there!


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

Come to the Crafting for Critters Event!

Come join us while we celebrate National Feral Cat Day! The celebration is the First Annual Crafting for Critters Event sponsored by Alley Cat Allies. It will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the new Northside Public Library … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendar!

Voices for Animals’ next open volunteer meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the new Northside Library building next to the Daily Progress building on West Rio Road. Come join us! Let … Continue reading

Compassionate Care Clinics

We wanted to let you know that the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is providing a great opportunity to get a wellness exam for the pets of anyone receiving public assistance. Compassionate Care Clinics Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM September 27th … 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.