As Chair of the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Valley SPCA, I take my responsibility to the organization seriously, and I feel honored to be able to serve such an important and impactful organization.   I am continually moved by the unwavering support and dedication our community demonstrates towards our cause. Your generosity and compassion serve as the heartbeat of our organization, breathing life into our mission to care for and protect our furry friends.

Today, I want to share a personal reflection on why I give to our organization and shed light on a convenient way to make a lasting impact: our monthly automatic donation program.

The decision to support our cause stemmed from a deep-seated love for animals and a desire to ensure they receive the care and protection they deserve. Witnessing the transformative impact our shelter has had on the lives of countless animals – providing shelter, medical care, love, and eventual homes – solidified my commitment to giving back.

One of the most convenient and impactful ways to support our organization is through our monthly automatic donation program – the Pet Patron Program. This method of giving is like offering a lifeline to our shelter, providing a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to plan ahead, cover ongoing expenses, and expand our services to help even more animals in need.

The Pet Patron program was my preferred giving method for several reasons I’d like to share with you.

First, it offers consistency in support.  My monthly donations ensure a steady stream of support that allows the organization to budget effectively and plan for the long-term care of the animals. Even a modest monthly contribution can accumulate to make a significant difference in the lives of those we rescue.

Secondly, I need more simplicity and convenience in my life!  Setting up a recurring donation takes just a few minutes but has a lasting impact. Once established, I can rest assured that my support will continue and I don’t have to remember to make a contribution.

Finally, it maximizes my impact.  My monthly contribution adds up to more over the course of a year than I could give at any one specific time.  This valuable tool helps me maximize the impact I am able to make for the organization.

Contributions, whether one-time gifts or monthly commitments, play an instrumental role in sustaining our operations and advancing our efforts. 

I invite you to consider donating today or joining our monthly automatic donation program if you haven’t already. Together, let’s continue to be a beacon of hope for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Thank you for being the driving force behind our organization’s success. Your support is a testament to the kindness and compassion within our community.


With heartfelt gratitude,

Allison Wolf

President of the Board of Directors

Roanoke Valley SPCA