The SPCA publishes statistical information under nationally recognized guidelines known as the Asilomar Accords. The Asilomar Accords were developed in August 2004 by a group of animal welfare leaders for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the United States. The collection and publication of this data is sponsored by Maddie’s Fund®.
The terminology below contains definitions prescribed by the Accords. The statistics focus on “Live Release Rate,” the percentage of pets that leave a facility alive. Because the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA contracts as the local animal control facility and is the only facility in the community, the SPCA Live Release Rate is the rate for the Charlottesville- Albemarle community.
Thank you to Maddie’s Fund for a $25,000 grant. This funding supports operations on behalf of homeless dogs and cats.
In 2005, the SPCA adopted a No Kill mission and have maintained a better than 90% community-wide save rate while providing lifesaving medical care to more than 16,000 animals. To honor this commitment, we provide medical care for the animals in residence awaiting their forever homes. Our clinic is staffed by two full-time veterinarians, two certified veterinary technicians and five veterinary assistants. Every animal that comes through our doors is thoroughly evaluated by one of our clinic personnel. We provide a wide range of veterinary services including, but not limited to, general wellness exams, spay/neuter, vaccinations, full dental care, testing for diseases/viruses, treating skin diseases and allergies, to caring for and treating the more complicated and life-threatening conditions, such as heart defects, repairing broken bones, performing amputations and treating glaucoma medically or even with eye removal, if necessary. Every day the SPCA vets are challenged by medical needs of our resident animals. With funding provided by the Maddie’s Fund, we are able to continue this lifesaving work.