The Roanoke Valley SPCA establishes Judith Goins Behavior Assistance Program

Living Local

Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Valley SPCA is a community resource that aims to provide pet fostering, adoption, and education services in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

The shelter has found that nearly half of the cats and dogs relinquished to the Roanoke Valley SPCA each year are brought to the shelter due to behavior issues, including anything from trouble housetraining to excessive barking or aggression. The primary factor for many of the relinquishing owners is that they simply do not have the finances in order to afford the training and behavior specialists who can help correct these behaviors and thus, keep their pets in loving homes.

In order to combat this increasing occurrence and expand resources, Carol and Albert Prillaman created the Judith Goins Behavior Assistance Program.

In this Living Local interview, Marketing and Communications Director, Julie Rickmond details the benefits that this essential funding will provide.

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