Welcome to the admissions page of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. Please review the following information before requesting an appointment from our intake coordinator for relinquishment of your pet. We provide a wide array of free and low-cost tools and resources that serve as alternatives to pet relinquishment in an effort to keep pets in homes and out of shelters. We hope that you will consider one or more of these programs and services as you consider the future of the animal(s) in your care:

Do any of these situations apply to you? If so, please review possible alternatives to giving up your pet.

I have found an infant kitten or kittens.

If you find a litter of kittens, don’t remove them. Instead, monitor the area to see whether a mother cat returns to care for them. Chances are, a mother is nearby foraging for food and will soon return. For information on the steps to take when you’ve taken in a stray animal(s), please click here.

I have found a stray animal.

For information on the steps to take when you’ve taken in a stray animal, please click here.

I have feral (non-socialized) cats on my property.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA is unable to assist with feral (non-socialized) cats. If you are looking for free or low-cost spay/neuter services for feral cats, please contact our sister organization Mountain View Humane at (800) HIP-SNIP. If you are looking to have feral cats removed from your property contact the animal control unit assigned to your locality.

I can’t afford to have my pet spayed or neutered.

If you are looking for free or low-cost spay/neuter services for your pet, please contact our sister organization Mountain View Humane at (800) HIP-SNIP.

I can’t afford my pet’s medical care.

To ease the financial burden for pet owners who have an ill or injured pet, the Roanoke Valley SPCA’s CARE Fund is designed to assist with emergency medical needs, diagnostic testing and other major medical needs of pets. Assistance is granted through an application process and receipts must meet specific criteria. To apply for this fund, contact our shelter between Noon and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

I am expecting a new baby.

For information about making a successful transition for your pets and your new baby, we recommend contacting one of our dog training partners or our partnered animal behaviorist. We recommend Field of Dreams, High Hopes and Pet Behavior Change, LLC.

My pet has a behavior issue that I am having trouble managing.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA provides free animal behavior guidance and support to pet owners who have adopted from us within the past three months. To seek such assistance, please send an e-mail to our highly-skilled animal behavior coordinator at behaviorhelpline@rvspca.org. If you did not adopt from our facility or adopted more than three months ago, please contact one of our dog training or animal behavior partners, Field of Dreams, High Hopes and Pet Behavior Change, LLC.

I’m moving and I can’t take my pet with me.

For information about rental properties in our community that permit pets, so that moving need not be cause for giving up a beloved pet, please click here.

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