The holiday season is still in full swing, so the dangers to pets are still present as the festivities continue through to the New Year. Holiday activities that are normal for humans, such as traveling, out-of-town visitors, etc. can cause us to overlook simple things in our lives that can be threatening to our furry friends – things such as leftovers, decorations, or even holiday plants can be a danger to our pets.
The American Veterinary Medical Association has adopted the following five basic principles for humane animal treatment. They are both simple and profound. We know too well that many animals live without the benefit of these simple freedoms, which extend beyond just food, water and shelter. Freedom from hunger and thirst – by providing ready access to fresh water & a diet to maintain full health & vigor. Freedom from discomfort – by providing an appropriate […]
How can you help your local shelter animals while they are waiting for their forever home? There are many ways that you can help the animals at the Roanoke Valley SPCA or at any shelter or rescue organization. Fun for all! First, you can volunteer to work with the animals. Get them out and interact with them. Not only do they need physical exercise, but mental stimulation is equally important. Engage their mind by teaching […]
The Roanoke Valley SPCA is one of the many nonprofit organizations participating in the 3rd annual Roanoke Valley Gives Day, scheduled for March 14th, 2018. Organized by the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley, Roanoke Valley Gives is an innovative online fundraising event that enables people who love their community to donate money in support of their favorite charity in the period of a 24-hour day. You can donate at any time as long as the donation is made […]
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 […]