Fredericksburg SPCA partners with Petco Love to provide hurricane relief
From the Fredericksburg SPCA:
The Fredericksburg SPCA will receive 22 dogs from Puerto Rico to provide aid in response to Hurricane Fiona. In partnership with the national
nonprofit Petco Love, the Fred SPCA will be onsite at Richmond International Airport to welcome a Wings of Rescue flight from Save a Sato on October 5, 2022.
“The devastation of both Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian is immense,” says Carrie Withers, Executive Director of the Fredericksburg SPCA. “We have been activated to provide assistance to our national partners as a response to this crisis, and are on standby for animals along the eastern seaboard as well as the current transport from Puerto Rico. We are in immediate need of foster and adoptive homes for our current population of animals as well as the ones coming in from emergency transports.”
The Fredericksburg SPCA remains at capacity within the space and staffing of their existing foster base and the shelter. There is an urgent call to action for the community to provide assistance at this time.
In response to the increased need for foster and adoptive homes, the Fred SPCA is hosting walk-in foster days on:
Tuesday, October 4 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 5 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm
No pre-registration is required, if you have an existing dog in the home it is suggested you bring them for a meet & greet with staff. Appointments are encouraged, sign up as a foster and make an appointment in advance at fredspca.org/foster. Foster families are offered the first chance at
adoption if they find an animal that is a good match for their lifestyle.
Adoption is highly encouraged at this time as shelters across Virginia are over capacity. A monetary donation or gifts of canned food and dry kibble are welcomed and can be sent to the Fred SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.