Roanoke Valley SPCA awarded $10,000 grant to be used for funds helping pets with medical, behavioral care

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Valley SPCA has been awarded the Louise R. Lester Foundation $10,000 Grant. The organization plans to use it for the Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund and the Companion Animal Relief (C.A.Re) Fund.

The C.A.Re Fund of the Roanoke Valley SPCA helps economically challenged pet owners struggling with large veterinary expenses to keep their pets healthy and at home with them.

The Sara Jane and Mickey Second Chance Fund provides financing for medical procedures and
behavioral assessments of shelter cats and dogs, outside the scope of the shelter’s in-house clinic. According to the Roanoke Valley SPCA, these procedures and assessments can greatly enhance the adoptability of an animal.

“This gift will help us to provide medical and behavioral care for both owned pets and shelter pets,” said Denise Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. “We are so grateful for the continued support of the Louise R. Lester Foundation in our efforts to keep pets and people together.”

For more information about the Roanoke Valley SPCA, contact Julie Rickmond at (540) 339-9513 or

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