SPCA to Offer New Art Camp
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is bringing together children, companion animals and the arts by offering a new three-week summer program for economically disadvantaged youths. The three one-week sessions are designed to foster empathy in children who are at a pivotal point in their lives for developing compassion and fostering tolerance, which boosts their emotional intelligence, one of the greatest predictors of academic and life success.
This project has two goals. Firstly, to provide a meaningful empathy-building camp experience for at-risk youth through the promotion and understanding of the pet/person bond and secondly, to revitalize the SPCA’s retired pet cemetery into a peaceful memorial garden providing a palliative space for the community to honor and remember their pets. This garden will be enjoyed by the thousands of people who visit the SPCA each year, as well as the hundreds of SPCA volunteers walking dogs on the SPCA’s quarter-mile dog walking path, which will wind its way by the garden.
Please contact Kaicee Robertson at (434) 964-3331 for more information or to enroll a child.
Power to the Puppies! Home Check-up by LEAP
Visit http://leap-va.org/checkup or call 434-227-4666 to sign up for an evaluation of your home’s energy efficiency, health and safety. The value of this package is estimated at up to $250, but for Dominion customers the price for homeowners is only $45! As part of the Power to the Puppies! campaign, $10 of that fee will go to the animals at the SPCA. Just select our organization when you sign up for your evaluation and the animals will thank you.
The 2014 Bow-WOW-Walk was the ultimate day of doggie fun!!! This 1st year event raised more than $40,000 for the animals at the SPCA. Big thanks to all of our sponsor, fundraisers and the hundreds of people and pets who turned out to make the day a success. Please check back for an announcement on our top fundraising teams and more video from the event.
Got a Barn or Backyard?…Get a Buddy!
Our barn buddy cats won’t sit on your lap or cuddle on your pillow, but they are wonderful workers providing great natural rodent control in your barn, shed, garage or warehouse. They are the “green” choice for rodent control, and no job is too small! All they ask in return is food, water and a cozy shelter. If you can provide these, we’ll provide you with a pair of fixed, vaccinated, healthy cats for free. We’ll even deliver.