The Roanoke Valley SPCA does more than spay/neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and adopt-out animals. We support the owners of the many companion animals throughout the Valley, an integral part of our mission to create a community where there are no homeless dogs and cats through the power of adoption, prevention and intervention. We offer a range of programs that serve animals for the sake of humanity.
Spay and Neuter Clinics:
The Roanoke Valley SPCA believes that the only way to end the overpopulation of unwanted pets is through an aggressive spay/neuter program. The Roanoke Valley SPCA is proud to manage not one, but two low-cost, high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinics. The brand new Roanoke Valley SPCA Mobile Clinic, debuting this month, along with Mountain View Humane, our spay/neuter subsidiary operating in Christiansburg, uniquely positions us to serve all of southwest Virginia and parts of southern West Virginia. We hope members of our community and surrounding areas take advantage of this low-cost alternative and help support our cause!
Sara Jane & Mickey Second Chance Fund
: Sara Jane Quatmann and Mickey McAdam were two very special dogs given a second chance at life. In memory of these two tremendous spirits, Dr. Bridget Quatmann and LeAnn McAdam founded the Sara Jane & Mickey Second Chance Fund to assist other animals at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. The fund provides for medical procedures outside the scope of the clinic at the Roanoke Valley SPCA that greatly enhances the adoptability of deserving animals. During the 2017 fiscal year, 110 pets in our care benefited from the Sara Jane & Mickey Second Chance Fund, such as Jackson below who had arrived at the Roanoke Valley SPCA being treated recently for an ear hematoma that appeared to result from immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMTP). These are autoimmune diseases where the dog's immune system attacks its own red blood cells and platelets. The resulting anemia and decreased clotting ability can be fatal. Jackson received additional diagnostics for bleeding and multiple blood panels during his 3 month stay at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Without the Sara Jane & Mickey Second Chance Fund, none of his medical care would have been possible.
Community Outreach: Community engagement is essential to every organization, and it is no less important in the world of pet care. Over this past fiscal year, we saw a growth in the programs provided to both youth and seniors. Nearly 700 senior citizens residing in nursing homes, assisted living centers and senior residence centers enjoyed interaction and companionship of our Visiting Pet Program. With our youth outreach programs, we reached over 500 children through in-house tours and humane education workshops, seminars, and presentations - helping to create the next generation of animal welfare advocates. In the fiscal year 2018, we are looking to bring outreach directly to local schools with our mobile clinic. In addition to human education, this will give students the opportunity to board the mobile clinic and learn the health benefits of spaying/neutering and about the type of veterinary care a pet needs to keep them happy and healthy!