What we do...

HOWS Project

Houses of Wood and Straw (HOWS) Project provides proper housing, straw bedding, and other comforts for neglected outdoor dogs.

Feral Cat Project

Our Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project provides sterilizations and vaccinations for feral and unowned free-roaming cats in Central Virginia.



We also organize 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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Make a secure online donation to help Voices for Animals continue its work to help animals in our community and raise awareness of animal protection issues. We’re an all-volunteer organization with very little overhead, so your money goes directly to the animals!

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February 29, 2019

Voices for Animals passes the torch to Cat Action Team for cat-related assistance in central Virginia.


Voices for Animals (VFA), a non-profit animal advocacy group founded in 1984, and Cat Action Team (CAT), a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to cat welfare, jointly announce that, effective immediately, CAT will assume responsibility for services previously provided by the Community Cat Project (CCP) of VFA. One of VFA’s many projects over the last twenty years has been a feral-cat assistance program, recently renamed the Community Cat Project (CCP). Through the CCP, over 15,000 cats have been spayed/neutered with assistance from local veterinarians and clinics. CAT is a new and separate group whose mission is to improve the quality of life for cats in central Virginia through a trap/neuter/return (TNR) program, a foster/adopt program,a pet-retention program, and an education program. CAT will take over and continue to service the ten-county area previously serviced by the CCP. The members of the board of VFA fully endorse the TNR, foster/adoption/retention, and educational efforts of the new and separate organization, CAT. For more information on Voices for Animals, please contact: Stacey Norris,434-882-1847. 


For more information on Cat Action Team, please contact:
Betsy Ballenger


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About Voices for Animals

  • We affirm the philosophy that all living beings have dignity and deserve respect.
  • We affirm the philosophy that non-human animals have a value independent of any perceived value to humans.
  • We affirm the right of non-human animals to live without pain and suffering caused by humans.
  • We seek to initiate social change by means of public education and political activism.
  • We recognize and address the relationship between animal rights and other social-justice issues.
  • We recognize that people and organizations with whom we work will have divergent views on issues regarding non-human animals, and we commit to work with these people and organizations by building upon our common beliefs, while respecting our differences and honoring our individual views.