Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event

Southern Team Subaru will be hosting our shelter for the Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Come out and see our animals available for adoption and maybe you’ll meet your new best friend!

Subaru Loves Pets

October kicks off #SubaruLovesPets and we are excited to find loving homes for pets in need! This month, we will benefit from a $100 donation from Subaru and Southern Team Subaru for every pet adopted.

Cats of Many Colors

Cats come in a variety of colors, patterns, and coat lengths, and we love them all!

Closed For Labor Day

The Roanoke Valley SPCA will be closed Monday, September 6, 2021 for Labor Day. 

SHELTER ANIMALS COUNT: 2020 ANIMAL SHELTERING STATISTICS

Shelter Animals Count is the trusted source for collecting and sharing credible and accessible data to positively impact animals and communities. The Roanoke Valley SPCA tracks a wide variety of data and sends that information to the Shelter Animals Count. This data allows us to analyze the current state of sheltering, and explore ways to contribute to the advancement of animal welfare moving forward. It is important to our organization that we are using best […]

The Highs and Lows of Kitten Season

We love kittens. They’re playful, curious, and so much fun! But as cute as they are, shelters like ours are inundated with cats and kittens each year during kitten season. Typically kitten season used to last only through the warm summer months. Now kitten season is beginning earlier and lasting longer than previous years. We’re receiving calls multiple times every day asking us to take in cats and kittens from community members. We know it’s […]

Clear The Shelters

We are once again teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign. The campaign runs from Aug. 23 through Sept.19, 2021 and will promote pet adoptions and make it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. This year, we need your support more than ever!

Dot’s Drive-Thru

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has established a monthly drive-through pet food pantry. Dot’s Drive-Thru will take place on the second Sunday each month, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM in the shelter parking lot, and offer cat food, dog food, and cat litter to anyone who needs it while supplies last.

Dot’s Drive-Thru

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has established a monthly drive-through pet food pantry. Dot’s Drive-Thru will take place on the second Sunday each month, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM in the shelter parking lot, and offer cat food, dog food, and cat litter to anyone who needs it while supplies last.

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 […]

Dot’s Drive-Thru

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has established a monthly drive-through pet food pantry. Dot’s Drive-Thru will take place on the second Sunday each month, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM in the shelter parking lot, and offer cat food, dog food, and cat litter to anyone who needs it while supplies last.

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!

The Pet Return Rate Myth

Many of you may have heard news reports about adopters returning shelter pets in record numbers.  And while this may be happening in some select communities, it is not a nationwide trend and it is not something we are seeing here at the Roanoke Valley SPCA.   This issue has recently risen to such a level that both the ASPCA and Best Friends conducted a national poll of the general public on the topic of […]

What does “Foster to Adopt” Mean?

At the Roanoke Valley SPCA, we take pride in the amount of care and support we provide to our pets. The shelter, despite all of our best efforts, is a scary place for a lot of animals. Most of the dogs coming through the shelter are able to adjust their circumstances and are adopted to great homes quickly. However, there are some that end up needing an extra bit of support. This does not mean […]

Feline Fosters Wanted!

Kitten season is upon us and we’re looking for fosters! We need folks willing to foster a variety of situations for our feline friends including: Pregnant cats Mother cats with multiple kittens in the litter Sickly kittens who need extra care Litters of kittens who haven’t made weight requirements for spay/neuter surgery It is very rare that we receive a litter with only one or two kittens, so we’re really needing folks willing to foster […]

Sit. Stay. Give.

We’re introducing Sit.Stay.Give! an online auction and donation opportunity to provide life-saving medical care and safe sheltering to dogs and cats in need as well as fund important intervention programs to help residents of the Roanoke Valley keep their pets during times of crisis.

Unexpected Delivery

If you subscribe to our newsletter, you know that we recently had an unexpected, but pleasant delivery! A transport from another local facility containing a very pregnant dog arrived at our shelter. This girl had been picked up as a stray and no one had come to claim her. We were able to arrange a foster family for her, so she was brought to us. As the transporter took our staff around the back of […]

So Many Cats!

Last week we had the privilege to assist a neighboring facility with a large intake of cats from a pretty unfortunate situation. Many of the cats were sickly and underweight. Some were pretty social and others were not. A few were pregnant, several were kittens, and their ages varied. One young mother had seven kittens around two weeks old. The mother herself weighed only six pounds. We were able to bring twenty cats into our […]

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!