CASPCA Safely Transfers 20 Animals from Buckingam Animal Control

Early Thursday morning, a team of two staff members traveled to Buckingham County Animal Control to safely transport four dogs, nine puppies, two cats, and a nursing cat with four neonatal kittens back to the shelter. With limited space and resources, these animals needed further medical treatment, and were faced with overcrowding. The CASPCA immediately rose to the cause, and safely transferred the animals back to the shelter.

We are so fortunate to be able to provide assistance in rescuing abandoned and displaced animals. Without the support of our amazing community this would not be possible. Please continue to follow us on social media and our website for updates on these animals.


Lilly Pulitzer Adoption Drive and Giveback Event

Shop at Lilly Pulitzer in the North Wing of Barracks Road Shopping Center on Saturday, March 31st and 10% of sales will be donated to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.  Pick out your Easter dress or Foxfield attire and you’ll also be helping the homeless animals in need in our community. The Compassionate Care-A-Van will be on site from 11am-2pm with adoptable dogs to greet shoppers.  See you on March 31st!

The 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk is less than a month away!

We are less than a month away from the 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk on Saturday, April 7th! This is one of our biggest and most important events of the year. This K.9 2.5K supports the animals and lifesaving programs at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA We need your support! Please join us and help us reach our goal of raising 80K for the CASPCA animals.

DATE: Saturday, April 7, 2018
PREREGISTRATION: now through Friday, April 6, 2018
REGISTRATION: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:30AM-9:45AM
WALK: 10:00AM-11:00AM.

All canines and their friends and family members will walk from IX Art Park, down 2nd Street SE, to the Downtown Mall. Walkers will head west on the south side of the Mall to the Main Street Arena. The walk will then cross over to the north side of the Mall and continue up the Mall to the Freedom Wall by the Sprint Pavilion. Walkers and pups will cross over, continue west down the south side of the Mall to return to 2nd Street SE where they will then head down 2nd Street back to the IX Art Park for post-walk festivities!

Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt, walker bag and doggie bandana! We will have human and doggie entertainment, treats for pups, fun prizes for canine competitions and fundraising teams and a pack of awesome animal-friendly sponsors!

Register now!

Donate to help us reach our 80K goal!

Create an individual supporter page or a team to help us fundraise for the bow-WOW-walk! Review the FAQs on the bow-WOW-walk website for details.

Questions? email

Fred Thanks You!

Update: We have raised the funds needed for Fred’s surgery!  Thanks to all of Fred’s new friends and our amazingly generous family of CASPCA supporters!  His knee surgery will be scheduled very soon and he will be one step closer towards being able to live a pain-free life!

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.

DONATE NOW to help Fred get the surgery he needs!

Registration is open for the 5th Annual bow-WOW-walk – April 7th at IX Art Park!

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.

Visit the official bow-WOW-walk website to register and create a team and begin fundraising to help the animals in need at the CASPCA! For information on sponsoring the bow-WOW-walk, click here.

To donate to the bow-WOW-walk and help us reach our $80,000 goal, click here!