About Us

Southside SPCA shelterThe Southside SPCA is a donor-supported, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization that has provided shelter, medical treatment, spay/neuter, and adoption services to over 36,000 puppies, kittens, cats, and dogs since the organization’s inception in 1975. We are a no-kill shelter operating almost entirely with volunteers. We serve twelve largely rural, economically depressed counties in Southside Virginia: Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Appomattox, and Prince Edward.

Our Mission

  • To provide humane care and shelter for abandoned animals.
  • To provide loving and responsible homes for our residents.
  • To educate the public about spay/neuter programs in order to reduce the over-population of unwanted dogs and cats.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Increase adoptions into loving homes and decrease the number of unwanted pets in Southside Virginia.
  • Increase spay/neuter awareness and availability and promote responsible pet ownership.
  • Complete a new shelter to serve the 12-county area. This will be made possible through tax-deductible donations from the citizens of Southside Virginia.
  • Establish endowment support to ensure the shelter can achieve its important mission.
  • Increase awareness about the shelter, so we will be the first choice for families looking to adopt a dog or cat in our area.

Southside SPCA shelter

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Operating almost entirely with volunteers, the Southside SPCA has extremely low operating costs: $120 per animal currently, compared to $200-$350 per animal for most humane organizations.
  • The Southside SPCA is a no-kill shelter.

Southside SPCA shelter