YOU can help feed hungry pets

Just last year in 2017, the Roanoke Valley SPCA’s PET (Pets Eat Too) program provided about 4,874 pet meals to help feed the hungry companion animals of homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels, hospice patients, and those experiencing a financial downturn. Pet food is distributed at food pantries operated by: Bethel Baptist Church Feeding America Southwest Virginia Rescue Mission Lake Christian Ministries Botetourt County The need for donated pet food has grown dramatically over the […]

Introducing new animals into your household

You want a new pet, but worry about how your existing pet(s) will react. It’s important to introduce your pets correctly for a well-socialized, multi-pet home. Dogs: Ensure they associate ‘good things’ with being around each other. Before bringing your dogs inside for the first time, let them sniff each other and talk in a happy tone. Take them for a walk together, stopping periodically to practice basic commands like ‘sit’ and giving them treats […]

Barn Cat Buddies are here to help!

  If your home or facility is experiencing a rodent problem, don’t use toxic chemicals or traps…GO GREEN and employ a pair of felines who will work as your private Rodent Control Technicians (RCT.) Cats chosen to be barn cat buddies are community cats sitting in pounds and shelters across the region. Barn Cat Buddies are healthy, sterilized and vaccinated, and ready to get the job done! Barn Cat Buddies is a 501c 3 non-profit […]