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 support, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones – from the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned pets to uniting them with loving families. Each success story is a testament to the power of compassion and the impact we can create when we stand together for a cause we believe in.

But I am confident our journey doesn’t end here. Looking ahead, I envision a future where we are able to expand our shelter’s capacity and provide even more animals with the care and love they deserve. With your continued support, we aim to expand our efforts, reach more animals in need, and foster a community that champions responsible pet ownership.

Join us as we celebrate throughout 2024.  Stay tuned to our social media channels, blog, and your mailboxes to receive unique opportunities to join us in honoring this remarkable moment in our history.  Most importantly, mark your calendars for our 20th Anniversary Gala – Paws to Applause on May 11, 2024, where we’ll celebrate our collective achievements and embark on the next chapter of our mission.  More details can be found at

Together, let’s continue to make a difference and create a world where every animal knows love and compassion.

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With heartfelt gratitude,
C. Denise Hayes
Chief Executive Officer