Meet Fred! Fred is a sweet, approximately three-year-old mixed breed dog that arrived at the CASPCA as a stray. Like many of the dogs that enter our doors, we do not know anything about Fred’s life prior to his arrival at the shelter. During a routine intake procedure, the clinic assistants noticed that Fred had a limp on his right rear leg and appeared unbalanced. A veterinary exam was requested. After an orthopedic examination and X-rays, it was determined that Fred has a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament! This is similar to a common injury in human athletes called a torn ACL. This injury causes instability in Fred’s knee, resulting in a lot of pain when he attempts to walk and run. Fred is a very happy and brave dog who has been receiving oral pain medication since his diagnosis. However, in order to give Fred the opportunity to live pain-free, play like other dogs, and hopefully end up as some lucky human’s hiking buddy, he will need a specialized orthopedic surgery to provide stability in his right knee. After surgery, he will have a lengthy recovery period with physical therapy.
On Friday, the CASPCA Compassionate Care-A-Van traveled to Dinwiddie County Animal Shelter in Virginia to safely transport 10 Beagles back to our shelter. With limited space, the Beagles were at high risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding. The CASPCA immediately rose to the cause, and safely transferred the dogs back to the shelter. Upon arrival, all 10 Beagles received a thorough veterinary exam, and will soon be made available for adoption.
CASPCA takes in a group of mastiff’s rescued from South Korean meat farm through our Emergency Placement Partnership with HSUS.
A group of dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea, by Humane Society International (HSI) arrived in Virginia, where they were placed at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.
This group of dogs are part of 170 dogs HSI rescued from the dog meat farm in Namyangju, which is located a mere two hours’ drive from the Pyeongchang Olympic stadium. The dogs at the farm lived in deplorable conditions, with many suffering from eye infections, skin disease, as well as painful leg and paw sores from endless days of standing and sitting on thin wire mesh.
Please continue to follow us on social media and our website for updates on these dogs. We will share further updates and their progress while at the CASPCA.
Join us for the 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk, a K-9 2.5K to support the animals and lifesaving programs of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. The walk and festival is sure to delight both two-legged and four-legged fun-seekers alike. The walk will begin at IX Art Park and wind through Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall before returning to IX Art Park for a post-walk festival sure to WOW our doggie friends! The festival will feature human and doggie entertainment, canine competition, treats for pups, and a pack of animal-friendly sponsors.
The walk will take place on Saturday, April 7th at IX Art Park in Charlottesville followed by a post walk festival at IX Art Park. The festival will feature doggie and human entertainment, canine competitions, treats for pups and a pack of animal friendly sponsor booths.