Volunteer with us!

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a fun and rewarding place to spend your time. Help the animals enjoy their time at the shelter while they wait for their forever homes. We currently need volunteers to clean cat cages and dogs kennels, greet guests in the lobby, process applications, prepare for surgery, assist with canine playgroups, and build foster kits.

Whiskers & Tales 2022

Read about the difference the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA has made in the lives of homeless animals in our Whiskers & Tales 2022 issue. 

Lydiah, the cat featured on our cover, was transferred to us from the Humane Society of Tulsa when severe flooding displaced dozens of pets. After the flood, we transferred in 40 homeless cats and dogs to help them find homes. Lydiah’s owner, Tessa, saw her hiding in a corner and couldn’t bear to leave her. Thank you, Tessa, for giving Lydiah a loving home.

Thank you for your support of our lifesaving work.

We’re HIRING!

The SPCA offers a competitive employee benefits package including free medical and dental insurance, a safe harbor matching 401k plan, generous paid time off, in addition to vision, disability, and life insurance options. Click here for more information!

Whiskers & Tales Winter 2021

Read about the difference the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA has made in the lives of homeless animals in our Whiskers & Tales Winter 2021 issue. 

Paddington, the paraplegic kitten featured on the cover, unfortunately, has passed away. He had an incredible and loving family, but his body didn’t have the same strength his spirit did. Thank you, Maddie and Meg, for giving him a life outside of the shelter. We are so grateful to all of our adopters who open their homes to pets in need. 

Thank you for your support.