General Operating Fund
The cost of caring for the animals at the shelter is staggering. Each animal that comes to our shelter receives a complete veterinary exam, is spayed or neutered, if necessary, is brought up-to-date on their vaccinations and micro-chipped. Excluding the administrative costs to operate the shelter, it costs $2,819 per day to provide life-saving medical care and safe sheltering to pets in crisis. Your support literally can literally save a life.
The Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund
Sara Jane and Mickey were two very special dogs given a second chance at life. They proved themselves worthy of that second chance many times over during their lives – giving back in service, love, and companionship. In their memory, the Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund was created to assist other animals at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. 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.
Companion Animal Relief Fund
The C.A.Re Fund or Companion Animal Relief fund of the Roanoke Valley SPCA was set up to help economically challenged pet owners struggling with extraordinary veterinary expenses to keep their pets healthy and at home with them. We at the Roanoke Valley SPCA are committed to keeping pets and people together. The CARE fund helps to do just that. This fund assists individuals who are faced with relinquishing or euthanizing a dog or cat due to financial constraints.
Judith Goins Behavior Assistance Fund
Judith P. Goins was an animal lover and advocate who worked tirelessly to rescue dogs and cats in need and help them find safe, loving homes so they did not have to spend time in the shelter. The Judith Goins Behavior Assistance Program was created in her memory and helps financially challenged pet owners access behavioral resources in the Roanoke Valley. Nearly half of the cats and dogs that are relinquished to the Roanoke Valley SPCA each year are brought to the shelter due to behavior issues. Many of the relinquishing owners simply cannot afford the training and behavior specialists who can help correct these behaviors and keep their pets in loving homes. The Judith Goins Behavior Assistance Program allows us to keep more people and pets together, and help ease the stray population and space at the shelter.