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.
Companion Animal Relief Fund (C.A.R.E): We provide financial assistance for veterinary expenses to assist owners experiencing financial hardship. Our goal is to keep pets healthy and at home with their owners to mitigate the added trauma of losing a pet, allowing them to continue to provide a source of companionship and comfort during deep struggle.
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 2016 fiscal year, almost 10% of the pets in our care benefited from the Sara Jane & Mickey Second Chance Fund, such as Hattie below.
Pets Eat Too Program: Through a partnership with Meals-on-Wheels, we
Provide supplemental food assistance to the pets of homebound individuals and patients of Carilion Hospice, alleviating the pressure of caring for animals. Through our Food Pantry Partners, low-income community members receiving food bank assistance are eligible to receive dog and cat food and cat litter through our program.
Pets Eat Too distributes 80,000 pounds of pet food annually, or 385,000 meals.
Youth Veterinary Summer Science Camp – Cultivating the Next Generation of Veterinarians:
It is our goal to foster young minds who dream of working with animals as a lifestyle and a career. Our camp explores humane animal interaction and veterinary medicine. Students learn to identify parasites, conduct mock diagnosis, running a mock veterinary hospital, while visiting real veterinary hospitals and learning from veterinarians. Students experience fascinating guest speakers and field trips that bring them face-to-face with animals and their facilities such as an equine center and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. We believe that this program will help foster the next generation of veterinarians.
Community Outreach: Community engagement is essential to every organization, and it is no less important in the world of pet care. In 2016, we broadened our outreach program to reach new organizations, schools and businesses. We provide on and off-site visits for youth and seniors alike. We speak at civic groups across the valley and spread the word on all the programs and services our organization has to offer.