The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a private animal shelter based in Charlottesville, VA, whose purpose is finding permanent adoptive homes for animals. They also serve as the contracted public animal shelter for Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville to impound or shelter seized, stray, abandoned, unwanted or surrendered animals. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is a progressive, solution-oriented animal welfare organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care and behavioral services for dogs and cats; promoting permanent, caring homes,; and furthering education and outreach.
Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA provide high-quality medical care to senior dogs who arrive at the shelter looking for a second chance at finding a forever home. The Grey Muzzle grant will enable the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to transfer in more senior dogs from shelters where they may be at risk for euthanasia due to their age and medical conditions. Dogs like Cleo, an 11-year-old lady who spent the first decade of her life tied up outside and now is a bundle of affectionation and energy, will get the chance to live out their golden years with a loving family.