Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA in Norfolk, VA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. The Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) shelters, treats, rehabilitates, and rehomes 2,000 companion animals annually from Greater Hampton Roads and gives them the extra time and care needed to find a forever home. The Norfolk SPCA’s community veterinary services are open to the public with no residency or income restrictions, providing spay/neuter surgeries, exams, dentistry, heartworm treatments, and a curbside vaccine clinic for more than 15,000 community clients every year.
Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Norfolk Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Norfolk SPCA) will provide dental exams, cleanings, and other necessary procedures for 60 senior dogs awaiting adoption--dogs just like Cleveland. Unfortunately, many senior dogs that arrive at the shelter have teeth that have been neglected by their previous owner, due to cost or lack of awareness of the importance of dental care. With this generous grant, the Norfolk SPCA’s veterinary staff will provide expert care that will alleviate suffering and ultimately increase these senior dogs’ likelihood of finding their forever family.