The Compassionate Care-A-Van is Here!

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is pleased to announce the arrival of the much anticipated Compassionate Care-A-Van, which was made possible thanks to a $73,500 challenge grant by the Perry Foundation. The other half of the cost for the Compassionate Care-A-Van was raised by generous donors.

  • The Compassionate Care-A-Van enables the CASPCA to provide basic care to pets in underserved areas of our community, where families have difficulty accessing and affording care for their pets. The Compassionate Care-A-Van can transport animals back to our clinic for procedures, including spaying/neutering. We have seen first-hand the positive impact of spaying/neutering animals to prevent unwanted litters. We will also provide services beyond spay/neuter such as wound care, mass removals, and dental procedures.
  • We will assist neighboring shelters in an effort to increase their live release rates, thereby reducing unnecessary euthanasia in our region. Shelter staff have already begun to use the Compassionate Care-a-Van to transport other shelter’s pets to our clinic for spay/neuter surgeries and other medical treatments.
  • Our goal is to be a leader in the region and state by targeting designated shelters with high euthanasia rates. We have utilized the Compassionate Care-A-Van to transfer in pets from these overcrowded shelters to give them a better chance at finding new homes.
  • In addition to increasing awareness throughout the community, the Compassionate Care-A-Van also will help shelter animals get adopted faster, as the unit will make it easier for staff to transport animals to and from events in our area. The ability to showcase our adoptable pets in this state-of- the-art unit will spread awareness of our shelter services and programs in addition to reaching adopters who may not have otherwise visited our shelter.

Vote for us – Best Nonprofit!

Thanks for getting us nominated!  Now we need your vote to win Best of C-VILLE! Click here to cast your vote for the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA as Best Nonprofit.  Thank you for your support of our homeless animals in need!

Pints for Paws at Kardinal Hall!

Bring your pups and join some of our adoptable dogs on the dog-friendly patio at Kardinal Hall on Saturday, June 24th for PINTS FOR PAWS.  On Saturday, June 24th between 11am and 4pm, $1 of every draft beer, bloody mary or mimosa sold will go directly to support our animals in need. Kardinal Hall is THE place to go for beer, bocce, food and fun!

Dine to Donate and support the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA!

Zoёs Kitchen

Looking for an easy way to donate to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA? You can make a difference by dining at Zoёs Kitchen in Barracks Road Shopping Center on the last Thursday of each month! On Thursday May 25th between 5pm and 8pm, visit Zoёs Kitchen and be sure to mention that you are dining for the CASPCA. Zoёs Kitchen will donate 15% of each sale to us! The proceeds will go directly to helping the homeless animals in our community and providing them with the life-saving care that they need.

Applebee’s Pantops

Mark your calendar and plan to enjoy lunch, happy hour or dinner on June 8th at Applebee’s of Pantops at 2005 Abbey Road.  From 11am-12am on June 8th, be sure to mention that you are Dining to Donate to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA and 20% of your bill will be donated to CASPCA!  The proceeds will go directly to helping the homeless animals in our community and providing them with the life-saving care that they need.


Join us at the 33rd Eastminster Dog Show!

Calling all dogs and dogs lovers!  Join the fun and festivities at the 33rd Annual Eastminster Dog Show on Wednesday, May 17th at the Keswick Hunt Club Horse Show Grounds.  The Eastminster Dog Show is a long-standing community event that benefits the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA.  It is free to participate and all dogs must be spayed/neutered.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17th Registration: 5:30pm / Classes begin at 6:30pm

WHERE: Keswick Hunt Club Horse Show Grounds, Upper Ring, Keswick Hunt Club, 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA 22947.

  • The Family Class invites both dog and human family members.
  • Musical Chairs is always convivial chaos.
  • The Agility Class offers a simple obstacle course appropriate for kids and dogs of all ages and abilities.
  • The Costume Class encourages creativity and humor.
  • The Best Rescue Class shows off the most amazing adopted dogs
  • BEST IN SHOW is chosen from the winning line-up of all classes.

Donations to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA are appreciated.  The Eastminster Dog Show is sponsored by The Animal Connection and Keswick Life.


Thank You bow-WOW-walk Sponsors and Walkers!


Thanks to our pack of incredible supporters, the Fourth Annual bow-WOW-walk on April 8th was a tremendous success! The totals have been finalized and nearly $72,000 was raised to benefit the animals at the CASPCA–that’s more than $11,000 over our goal! Team Captain Kim Matsko with Natural Pet Essentials led the pack with $10,790 raised, and more than 400 walkers turned out to strut their stuff to support the animals and life-saving care at the CASPCA.

We’d like to again thank all of our wonderful sponsors, including BMW of Charlottesville, Crutchfield and Virginia National Bank, bow-WOW-walk Chair Kim Matsko of Natural Pet Essentials, PJ Stiles and Kevin Graham of Hot 101.9 for emceeing, media sponsor NBC29 and all of our spectacular volunteers for their hard work.

Additional thanks to: Allison Farole, Animal Connection, Blue Ridge A/V, Burtons Grill, Chaps Ice Cream, Charlottesville Fire Department, Crate and Marrow, Crazy Horse Studio, County Waste, Giant, Kroger, Nancy Minor of Nancy’s Faces, PrintSource, Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, Reddy Ice, Ross Creative Group, T&N Printing, UPS Store at Forest Lakes, Virginia Tent Rental and Whole Foods.


The 2017 bow-WOW-walk photos have been posted to our Flickr page! A big thanks to our trio of incredible photographers who captured the canines and their companions enjoying a fun and festive morning in downtown Charlottesville!  CLICK HERE to view photographs by Eze Amos.  CLICK HERE to view photos by Miette Michie. CLICK HERE to view photos from our Doggie Photo Booth by Stace Carter!


Thank you Waggin’ Walkers, our “Top Dog” Sponsors:


Thank you Struttin’ Mutts:

Natural Pet Essentials

Thank you Doggie Do Gooders:

Barbara A. Millar
Crossroads Animal Hospital
Pampered Pets
Pawprints Boutique
Pet Express Mobile Pet Grooming
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Thank you Supporting Pups

Animal Connection
Autumn Trails Veterinary Center
Banfield Pet Hospital
Canine Adventure
Darrell & King, LLC.
ERA Bill May Realty Company
Jenn and Brian Corbey
Ross Creative Group
Sammy Snacks
S.L. Williamson Company, Inc.
St. John, Bowling, Lawrence & Quagliana, LLP
Stephanie Mitchell Realtor with Long and Foster
Telegraph Art & Comics
Valorie Easter and Company

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