July Staff Picks

Rebecca and Ivan

Ivan is an absolutely stunning man who is eager to please anyone and everyone! This ladies’ man is easy on the eyes, and is a great constant companion. Rebecca says that Ivan’s favorite part of summer is taking long walks on the beach since he ready for any and every activity. Not only is he a looker, but  is also one smart fellow! Ivan needs to go to a home without dogs or small children as he prefers to be the center of attention. Come visit with him today!ivan





Paul and Christoff

Christoff is a very sweet and laid back guy who would make a perfect fit in any home. He is a picture-perfect gentleman who loves to explore the outdoors, meet new friends and most importantly take long naps with his new best friend. Paul says that Christoff’s favorite part of summer is lounging next to the pool with his BFF’s nearby.








Sam and Dexter
Dexter is a very talkative man who loves to have presence known at all times! Dexter has made drastic improvements since his arrival at the shelter and has transformed into a confident man who knows what he wants! Sam says that Dexter’s favorite part of summer is having a meal with his friends since he adores snacks and LOVES to talk. This personable man is a staff and volunteer favorite who wants nothing more than to be a constant companion with anyone that he meets. Visit with Dexter today to see just how vocal he is!sam-and-dexter





Beth and Marvin

Marvin is a big cat with an even bigger heart! As an older gentleman, Marvin is looking for the perfect place to live his golden years with a loyal companion by his side. Don’t let his age fool you, he loves to play with toys, especially feather ones. Beth says Marvin’s favorite part of summer is soaking up the sun from his favorite bed as he loves to find creative places to curl up and stretch out! Come visit with Marvin today, you are sure to fall in love!beth

Unfortunately, tonight’s Bark in the Park event at the Tom Sox game has been canceled due to weather.rain-dog

Saving Lil’Bijou


A less than one pound kitten named Lil’Bijou showed up at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA in rough shape. Wet, cold, and infested with fleas, she was barely moving. The CASPCA clinic staff dried her off, warmed her up, and started IV fluids, while she improved, she still could not lift her head. That is when the doctors at the CASPCA decided more tests were needed. They discovered that Lil’Bijou was very anemic – probably due to such a large amount of fleas. What she needed was a blood transfusion. While the CASPCA clinic does not have all the resources of a regular clinic, one thing they have a lot of is cats – cats that could be blood donors. Fortunately, this small patient only needed five milliliters (that’s one teaspoon!) of blood to save her life.


The clinic immediately knew the perfect cat for the job – Bijou! Bijou came into the CASPCA in pretty rough shape herself. She had a mass in the back of her throat that made it difficult for her to breathe and eat. After undergoing a minor surgery to remove the mass, Bijou has been living in the clinic under observation and her true colors have come to light. She is active, vocal, and even sneaky. Bijou broke into a bag of cat food the night after her surgery and ate to her hearts content – we think we would have done the same after months of not being able to eat comfortably. Back to the kitten … named Little Bijou. The blood transfusion was started, and she responded well. By the end of the night she was up, purring, and ate a small amount of food. Despite the improvement, she was too weak to stay at the shelter overnight and went home with one of the veterinarians. Little Bijou has been in foster with that veterinarian and has medically made a full recovery. Now the veterinarian’s five cats are teaching her how to socialize. We think Little Bijou is going to grow up to be a beautiful cat – just like her namesake, and she will be available for adoption on Monday!

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