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PAW PRINTS for April 2020

The Fluvanna SPCA shelter building is still closed to the public.

We continue working to do our part to help cut down on the spread of COVID-19, and with our animals' and employees' best interests in mind by reducing  foot traffic. The animals at the shelter continue to receive wonderful care just as they normally do, so no need to worry.

If you are interested in adopting, fostering, or if you would like to drop off donations during this time, you can make an appointment to do so by contacting our shelter manager: manager@fspca.org.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult time for everyone, and we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as we will be open again to the public.

~ FSPCA Board

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Last month 19 animals found their forever homes, 8 were reunited with loving families, and 4 were transferred to wonderful rescue partners--a total of 31 animals with a second chance. Your shares, donations, and volunteer hours help to make these happy new beginnings possible. Thank you all!
  • Our Lonely Heart’s Club pets (animals at the shelter more than 6 months) have low adoption fees of just $20!  We currently have 3 pets in the club--available cuties are: Shiloh, Brent and Hollar. Please share their photos and stories, to help them find the forever homes they’re waiting and wishing for.
  • Some good advice for puppies, and even older dogs, as many have adjusted to having you home more often right now:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
 
DONATE!  We are experiencing a significant drop in income from the decrease in activities and having to cancel all off-site fundraisers. As an organization that depends on your generosity to feed and care for hundreds of animals, we are worried about how this loss of revenue will affect the animals who depend on us especially in regards to vet visits. Will you consider helping us through these uncertain times by giving today? The FSPCA is not affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations and receives no ongoing funding from the ASPCA, the Humane societies, or any other shelter around us. Your gift to us goes directly to our organization here at the FSPCA. 
Thank you for your support and stay safe!
http://fspca.org/donate.html?fbclid=IwAR3z2csrVUc2sjCROi0ZUlwY3mAxhZ_n0UFAQv8-kX1-RASmQlFaDNXFfjg
  • The shelter is currently in need of monetary donations and masks for protection for staff. You can view and order from our Amazon Wishlist. Remember to go through Amazon Smile to increase your donation. Thank you all for your generous donations!
  • Fostering! We are always in need of caring fosters, and now more than ever!  We currently have 2 dogs and 4 cats that can still be fostered at the shelter. For more information, please call us at 434-591-0123. Learn more here.
  • Pizza! Ordering in these days? Remember that your online order to our Palmyra Papa John’s makes a donation to the shelter at the same time!
    FSPCA Fundraiser - Papa John's

We’ve added an online event for April 28th and 29th! We are so excited to work with Pearls for Pups Co. again this year for a great fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the animals at the FSPCA! We can continue to be safe and practice social distancing while helping the animals. Mark your calendars for Tuesday and Wednesday and visit their site https://www.pearlsforpupsco.org/ to make your purchases on April 28th and 29th to benefit the FSPCA.There are so many fun options to choose from, and so many great ideas for Mother's Day gifts, whether it is a set of earrings, a necklace, or their awesome stickers, etc. https://www.pearlsforpupsco.org/?fbclid=IwAR35iXaD9xu-2F6myfS2ETp3CAxkEMcPpqSa7U_-FVZd5YGsGj81CU_3Owk .

PUPDATES! Meet sweet 5-year-old pit mix Brent, the recent 99.7 CYK Recue Pet of the week.

I love playing with toys and romping about in the play yard! I get so excited when a passersby stops to give me attention--I will lick their hands to let them know I'd like to go for a walk or play. The shelter staff says I'm a really sweet, enthusiastic boy. Since I'm so playful, they recommend my ideal home be one with adults, and no kitties. I'm micro-chipped, neutered, up-to-date on shots, and have been patiently waiting for someone to adopt me since 12/22/18.
 

I went on my first adoption outing recently, and my friends say that I did really well. I was so excited to meet so many new people and other pups--all I want to do is give kisses. Would you consider taking me home? I am crate trained and housebroken. I did mark my territory the first day I was in foster care, but I have done very well since then. I do not bark when placed in my crate, and I get along very well with my foster family’s dog. Contact our shelter staff to meet me, or learn more!”

KITTY TALES! Check out these feline furbabies, currently known as Things 1, 2 and 3 (their sexes aren't known just yet to give them just the right names), and their lovely Mama Cat Grimlin!  <3 Big thanks to pawesome foster parents Katy and Mike for fostering FSPCA shelter pets in need--yet again. They've been there from the beginning with Mama and her 18 day old bundles of joy. Thank you for sharing, and fostering!

Interested in fostering with us as needs arise? Call our amazing staff at 434-591-0123 to share the love. <3 

PAWESOME THANKS TO:
  • Thankful for our Rescue Partners! In the past month,  4 waiting pets were transferred to rescue partners. Thank you to: RSPCA and Peaceful Passings for transferring.
  • Grateful for our March matching grant toward our “Raise the Roof” Capital Campaign for shelter improvements. We were able to add more than $1600 to the campaign with the donations and grant money!
  • Thank you for your support towards our Pet Portrait fundraiser! We reached our goal, and raised over $1500 in just 4 days! Until the end of April, you can still order your portraits online at www.designbyera.com. 50% of orders will go to the shelter! A huge thanks to Emily Anness Design by Emily R. Anness for your time and talent towards such a worthy cause. The fur babies are grateful!
  • Thankful, as always for our wonderful foster and adoptive families and community partners!
FOREVER HOMES <3  Shelter pup Aliky found his forever home this week, and his time with a foster family made such a difference for his future. <3
A note from Aliky's previous foster dad: Thank you Leo!

"This good boy is a great reminder not to judge a book by it's cover! When we picked him up to foster, Fluvanna SPCA said he barked and lunged at the kennel gate (a common frustration behavior) and they had no idea if he was housebroken or got along with other dogs. He had been in the shelter for four months with no interest! We took him home and quickly learned that he is a sweet, snuggly dork with some of the best house manners I've seen. 100% house broken (even if left alone loose in the house), leaves the room on command when we sit down to eat, waits to be released at open doors, and knows the difference between dog toys and other fun things that may be on the floor. He gets along fabulously with our bratty female dogs and LOVES EVERYONE. I am certain his barking and lunging was because he was so upset watching everyone walk by without stopping to say hello. He now has a great home lined up! Think about how your beloved family pet might react to a shelter environment, and give the "problem" dogs a chance - because the only problem I have with this dog is giving him up!"
 
Have an FSPCA alum or foster update of your own to share? You can message us on our Facebook page, or email outreach@fspca.org. We love to see our furbabies with their wonderful Forever Families!
 
Thank you for your ongoing support!
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