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Fredericksburg Regional SPCA


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The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA is a non-profit, No-Kill humane organization dedicated to the principle that every life is unique and worthy of protection. As a local leader in humane care and education, the Fredericksburg SPCA's mission is to tackle the problem of pet overpopulation through education, adoption, rehabilitation and spay/neuter. The organization saves the lives of many homeless animals each year and cares for approximately 400 cats and dogs daily.

The Fredericksburg SPCA is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organization. We are an independent No-Kill shelter that must raise 100% of our annual budget . We receive no funds from Federal, State or surrounding counties. We also receive no funds from large, well known animal groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals (ASPCA) or the American Humane Society (AHS).
By “No-Kill”, we mean that once we admit an animal into our care, we treat that animal no differently than we would expect a loving pet owner to do. We do not take the life of any animal in our care for reasons of length of stay or our shelter capacity.
If it is determined that a pet in our care requires veterinary care, we provide that care so as to return that pet to a healthy or a manageable state. We only euthanize a pet if that the pet is too sick or injured to recover to a life of quality and is suffering or if a pet is so behaviorally aggressive as to present a material danger to human safety.

Fredericksburg SPCA
10819 Courthouse Road
Fredericksburg 22408
(540) 898-1500
FAX: (540) 898-1583
[email protected]
Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
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Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
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Pet Retention
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Medical and Behavior Programs
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Public Relations/Community Involvement
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Volunteers
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Proactive Redemptions
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A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Good Morning, Last June I found a couple of cats on my door step. They used to be my neighbors who abandoned two cats, 4 dogs and several pigeons. She remarried and just let the animals out the door and she was gone.1 dog came to us and 2 cats also found their way to us. They were only skin and bones and of course I fed them. It did not take long and we had a family of six kittens on our porch and in August we had three more. I have been feeding Mom & Dad plus 9 little ones and my old cat as well as my daughters two cats. We also have four rescue dogs between us. Recently I was evaluated at Johns Hopkins with a muscle disease and found that I had "Malignant Hyperthermia". I was advised to go into a assistant living community because my muscle disease will progress rapidly. I am 75 years old in a wheel chair and need to change my life style drastically. I have to find a home for Mom & Dad that live on my deck in a winter hause for cats. When it was very cold they did stay in the house. I need to find a home for five kittens almost a year old. I have the later batch: 2 black fluffy sisters Boo & Squirrel love padding 1 black and white shiny brother love padding and sit on my lap first batch: 1 tiger beautiful colored charmer 1 grey fuzzy boy charmer MOM & DAD 1 grey fuzzy Mom and a tiger Dad All are fixed and vaccinated. They are healthy. They Purina Natural dry food and they use to get Wellness soft food but now they won't eat it. Friskies is on the menu these days. Please let me know if I can b ring you a few of the kittens. I would donate about $100 per kitty. I live off of Social Security, rich I am not but these kittens want to live and be happy. They all get along with the dogs, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheep dog, Beagle and small Terrier mix. Ruth Zahnd 11545 Westwind Drive Orange, Va
posted by zahndr, on 2014-06-29 10:09:03