CASPCA to Aid in St. Croix Relief Efforts

In response to the continued devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, a team of two staff members from the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA) will travel to Miami International Airport to assist with the transport and rescue of over 20 puppies and dogs from the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. The CASPCA has partnered with Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society (GMHS), an open-admission, non-profit shelter. GMHS is working with Island Dog Rescue to airlift island dogs to Miami for placement into rescue. Hurricane Maria destroyed the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, and although efforts have been made to rebuild, it has been a struggle to raise the necessary funds. St. Croix has struggled to place these animals in need due to a low population density on the island; there are more animals than homes able to adopt.

The team will depart for the 15-hour drive to Miami on Friday, June 29th with the goal of saving as many animals affected by the storm as possible.

bow-WOW-walk is 2 Days Away – Rain or Shine!

Hi bow-WOW-ers! We are counting down the days until we see you on Saturday, April 7th (rain or shine) and we cannot wait!

Thanks to a few of the following folks, the 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk is shaping up to be better than ever. Chaps Ice Cream is making a special doggie ice cream for all the pups and Cindy Pollard will have a table for face painting. We are also really excited to share with you that there will be the addition of a doggy agility course and demonstration, thanks to Patty Warren. MoxBox – The Social Photo Booth will be on hand as well as Petography Cville to capture your best bow-WOW-walk moments! Kevin Graham and PJ Styles from Hot 101.9, Cville’s Hit Music Station will be playing some great tunes!

We are very excited to announce that Sweethaus will be selling pupcakes all weekend with $1 of each sale going to our animals. GoodWaffles&Co.will be donating $1 of the sale of each waffle at the bow-WOW-walk to our critters and this just in: Three Notch’d Brewing Company will be donating $1 of every pint sold from 11am-4pm on Saturday to our cats and dogs! bow-WOW!!!

Get ready for a morning of fun at the IX Art Park. Thank you for all of your support of our furry friends at the CASPCA!

Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt, doggie bandana and walker bag.

Cannot make the walk but want the goodies? Register as a Catnapper for $35 and pick up your walker bag next week at the CASPCA!

HELP US REACH OUR $80,000 goal for the animals and lifesaving programs at the CASPCA (we have $5,000 to go!) by donating here:

Congratulations to Marcus Mutts and Green Dogs Unleashed for Raising 5K for the bow-WOW-walk!

Congratulations to Team Marcus Mutts & Green Dogs Unleashed for raising 5K for the bow-WOW-walk and winning the Jimmy Buffett  concert tickets for the show at John Paul Jones Arena tomorrow evening!  Thanks to our generous donors Karen and Bobby Noland that donated the tickets to the CASPCA!

We still have over $13,000 to raise to reach our goal!  Please consider registering to walk, creating a supporter page or team or simply donating to one of our biggest events of the year for the animals and lifesaving programs at the CASPCA.

The CASPCA is a No Kill community who, in the last decade, adopted nearly 31,000 animals into loving homes, reunited more than 6,300 pets with their families and spayed/neutered nearly 61,000 animals to reduce overpopulation.  The bow-WOW-walk is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the CASPCA and helps the CASPCA continue to offer affordable spay/neuter services, the trap- neuter-release program, microchip and rabies and compassionate care clinics, transport rescue, pet therapy and behavioral enrichment services. Funds raised from the bow wow walk also ensure the CASPCA animals receive a high level of care including full health checks, vaccinations, microchips and surgeries as needed.

To start a team:

First create an individual supporter page here: Team captains: enter your name or pet’s name for Page Title when creating your supporter page.

After creating a supporter page, click on the blue Create New Team button. Supporters may also Join existing teams at this point. (Please note that the Team name must be different from your supporter page name.)

SHARE YOUR TEAM PAGE with friends, family members, co-workers and/or fellow animal lovers where they can donate directly to the animals and lifesaving programs at the CASPCA through your bow-WOW-walk supporter page or team page!

Register for the walk for $35 and enter your team page in the comments for the registration fee to go towards your team goal. Walkers will receive a t-shirt, walker bag and doggie bandana!

Donate to the bow-WOW-walk!

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