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!

The Twelve Saves of Christmas

We hope you have enjoyed the stories we have selected for the 12 Saves of Christmas, about a few of the animals saved by the CASPCA this year. These 12 represent only a small fraction of the thousands of animals we provide lifesaving care to and save each year.  These stories all have a happy ending because of the tireless efforts of our staff and the generosity of supporters like you!

Meet Annie

Meet Sol and Salsa

Meet Angelina

Meet Burly

Meet Moon

Meet Cookie

Meet Skyler

Meet Angelo

Meet Vee

Meet Prince Lune

Meet Desi

Meet Pumpkin


Make a lifesaving gift today.

Your support makes the saves possible!

Thank you from Rollie!

Update: Rollie wants to thank all of her new friends and supporters for contributing the $4000 needed for her surgery!

My name is Rollie and I am a one-year-old German Shepherd mix. I have had a very hard life thus far! I was displaced in Houston after Hurricane Harvey and lived for a while in an arena with a lot of other animals. Some very nice people with Best Friends Animal Society transferred me and a group of dogs, who all really needed a lot of medical attention, to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. Since arriving, I have been undergoing treatments for skin infections and heartworms.

The CASPCA veterinary staff noted that I have trouble walking like other dogs. After examining my X-rays, it was determined that my left hip is very abnormal, most likely due to a traumatic injury. It is painful for me to walk and difficult for me to stand normally. I desperately need corrective hip surgery! Until I have this surgery, I am resting, taking pain medication, and receiving lots of love from the wonderful staff at the CASPCA. It is my Christmas wish to be able to walk, run, and play like other pups! 


Help Rollie Receive the Corrective Hip Surgery She Needs!