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During the month of December, we’re sharing 12 stories about animals saved by the CASPCA this year. These stories exemplify our commitment to maintaining the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County as a No Kill community, and they have a happy ending because of the tireless efforts of our staff and the generosity of supporters like you. 

Read our stories!

Meet Mattaponi

Meet July

Meet Rae

Meet Bogart

Meet Taylor

Meet Stella

Meet Dahlia

Meet Miss Moneypenny

Meet Magnus

Meet Gregor

Meet Fred & Wilma

Meet Adeline

Your support makes the saves possible.

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bow-WOW-walkers, you rock!


Thanks to our amazing supporters, the Third Annual bow-WOW-walk on April 30 was a huge success!

The totals have been finalized, and $60,000 was raised to benefit the animals at the CASPCA–that’s $10,000 past our goal! Team Natural Pet Essentials led the pack with $8,000 raised, and more than 450 walkers turned out to strut their stuff to support the life-saving care at the CASPCA. Click here to see the final results!

We’d like to again thank all our wonderful sponsors, including BMW of Charlottesville and Virginia National Bank, bow-WOW-walk Chair Kim Matsko, Pam Garrison of HitKicker 99.7 for emceeing, media sponsor NBC29, Pale Blue Dot Band, who performed for the crowd, and all our spectacular volunteers for their hard work.

Additional thanks to: Chaps Ice Cream, County Waste, Charlottesville Fire Department and Chief Tom Yenovkian, Crazy Horse, Giant, Harvest Moon, Payne Ross & Associates, Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, Reddy Ice, Colby Rountree for ambulance services and Whole Foods


Thank you, Top Dogs

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Want to see more amazing photos?

Click here to go to our Flickr page and see an album of canines enjoying their big day in Downtown Charlottesville by Nicole Elliott. Click here to view photos from our Doggie Photo Booth by Ava McDonough!

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Announces New Executive Director


Monday, January 25, 2016

Glenn Rust, President of the CASPCA Board of Directors, announced today that Jackie Bright of Charlottesville has accepted the position of Executive Director.  Bright will begin her new position on February 22, 2016.

For the past five years, Bright has served as Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge.  Under her leadership, the organization increased the number of youth served by 800 percent and formed numerous strategic partnerships throughout the communities served.  Her resume includes 10 years of executive planning, administration, communications, marketing and fundraising experience in the non-profit sector.

In her role as Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA Executive Director, Bright will oversee day-to-day operations of the CASPCA, including animal care, animal intake, adoptions, education, training and counseling programs for pet owners, as well as the management of pound services for the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County.