Fraud scheme impacts Roanoke Valley SPCA and other area businesses

We were recently made aware of a fraud scheme using the name of the Roanoke Valley SPCA to steal money and merchandise from at least six area businesses. Susan Johnson who also uses the name Susan Wiltcher created false documents, a fake volunteer profile by the name of Julie Jackson and went so far as to forge our board president’s signature, while posing as a shelter volunteer. When she did not receive donations from one […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Compassion: Our Journey and Vision for the Future

As we stand on the cusp of our 20th anniversary at the Barbara & Warner Dalhouse Education & Adoption Center, I can’t help but feel immense pride and gratitude for the incredible journey we’ve shared together. Our shelter has been the heart of the Roanoke Valley SPCA, serving as a beacon of hope for animals in need and I feel grateful to have been involved in more than half of those years. Through your unwavering […]

Standing Strong Together: Serving Animals and Communities Through Support and Compassion

At the Roanoke Valley SPCA, we believe in the power of compassion, resilience, and unwavering support for our furry friends. Each day, we provide a safe haven, medical care, and love to animals in need. As the calendar year comes to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the first five months of our fiscal year (July 1 – Nov. 30), and we can’t help but feel immense gratitude for the incredible support from our community. […]

A Letter from Our Board President

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 […]

Brillo Finds a Home

Over the past few weeks, my friends at the Roanoke Valley SPCA have been sharing a bit of my backstory with you through emails and blog posts. If you’ve missed them, don’t worry — I’ll give you the abbreviated version before I finish my story. I arrived at the Roanoke Valley SPCA on April 3, 2023 after my beloved human had to enter an assisted living facility. The adjustment was very hard and I was […]

Brillo’s Story Captured Our Hearts

In our Fall Newsletter and a recent Blog Post we introduced you to Brillo.  Today, I want to share more of her story. Brillo arrived at our shelter on an early warm spring day in April of 2023 through no fault of her own.  Her world had turned upside down when her beloved guardian, the only family she had ever known, had to move into an assisted living facility.  He wanted to ensure that Brillo […]

Unleash Generosity on Giving Tuesday!

Some of you may have received an email from us announcing our participation in Giving Tuesday, but we know that in the noise of your inbox, messages can often get drowned out, so we wanted to share this important information in our Blog as well. Giving Tuesday is an upcoming opportunity that holds the power to make a profound impact on the lives of our furry friends.  This year, mark your calendars for November 28, […]

Help the Roanoke Valley SPCA Win $10,000!

You can help us win $10,000 and all we need from you is ONE vote! That’s it! Visit: https://www.nationalrescuedogday.com/rescue-the-rescues Scroll to the bottom of the page Vote for the Roanoke Valley SPCA! We’re one of only TEN organizations in the challenge! You do NOT have to enter your email address or sign up for anything. It’s SO simple and will make a HUGE difference in the lives of pets here in our community! Thanks to @tailsthatteach, […]

Polly and Cupid Tie the Leash!

We know that tails are wagging and feet are tapping in anticipation of today’s big event. Today is the day when pawfectly precious couple Polly and Cupid say, “I woof you!” We invite you to join the wedding event of the season featuring a variety of Roanoke Valley SPCA alumni and animal ambassadors along with a few more furbulous friends celebrating love at Charter Hall at the City Market Building, downtown Roanoke’s premier event space. […]

Birds, and Bears, and Bidding, Oh My!

Here at the Roanoke Valley SPCA we know a lot about dogs and cats and helping these pets and their owners.   But we are not experts in wildlife and do not have the ability to respond to wildlife emergencies.  However, we are so lucky to have the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center in our Community.    If you aren’t familiar with them, the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.  They […]

Fourth of July Safety Tips

We want to ensure that pets stay safe and healthy during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to the ASPCA, 1 in 5 pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises and firework displays can be seriously distressing for pets. Local public animal shelters often receive an influx of stray pets during the Independence Day holiday weekend as animals are scared and run off due to the loud noises from firework displays. We […]

It’s Raining Kittens!

Many thanks to WDBJ7, WFXR, and the Roanoke Times for covering our Kitten Shower and helping us get the word out about this event that is so important to the cats in our care! Click the links to visit their full reports!

Roanoke Valley Gives

On Wednesday, March 10th, you can support the lifesaving work of the Roanoke Valley SPCA through Roanoke Valley Gives. Here’s some more information about the Day of Giving, and how you can help spread the word!  What is Roanoke Valley Gives? Roanoke Valley Gives is an initiative of the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia. The goal is to raise funding for participating Roanoke Valley nonprofits in a 24-hour period while bringing attention to the work […]

Merci, Gracias, Thank You!

We are so excited and thankful that we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $7,500 from the Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund of Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia! This grant will benefit our Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund. This fund provides financing for medical procedures and behavioral assessments outside the scope of our in-house clinic that greatly enhances the adoptability of a deserving animal.  Over the years, this […]

Pet Retention Programs!

Many thanks to author Sandra Pratt and Roanoke Valley Magazine for this wonderful article highlighting our Pet Retention Programs. If you or a friend or family member find yourselves in a crisis situation with a pet to care for, please contact us to see how we can assist you and your furry friend(s)!

Dot’s Drive-Thru

Our first drive through pet food pantry of 2021 is taking place Sunday, January 10th. We spoke with WFXR about Dot’s Drive-Thru so that we can help more community members in need! Check out the story here!

New Year, New Safety Protocols

    With the steady increase in positivity rates and the likelihood for continued increase in Covid-19 cases after the holidays, we want to do all that we can to ensure staff and visitor safety as well as the continuity of care for the pets in our shelter while still providing services to our community.   To ensure that we will always be here to care for the pets, we are moving to a modified […]

The Cats of 2020

This year is the year of strange. It’s strange for us too. We’re used to seeing an influx of kittens in the warmer spring and summer months, but not this late in the year. The kittens just. keep. coming. WFXR TV found out and wanted to help us get the word out that if you’re looking for a feline friend, now is the time to adopt! Check out the story here!

Holiday Hazards

We’ve got some tips to help keep your pets safe this holiday season!