Who We Are

The Mission of SPCA of Northern Virginia is to end the abuse and homelessness of cats and dogs.


The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia (SPCA NOVA) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, private organization. We were established by local citizens to rescue domestic cats and dogs from cruelty, neglect and abandonment. We rescue hundreds of cats and dogs each year. SPCA NOVA is a "no-kill" organization that does not euthanize healthy, adoptable cats and dogs. We don't have a traditional shelter. Our cats live in foster homes and our dogs live either in foster homes or a private kennel until adopted.

Rescue and Rehabilitation

What We Do



Community Outreach and Education

How You Can Help

Please join our volunteers to help end animal cruelty, neglect, and abandonment in our community. You can volunteer in big or small ways.

Be a Foster Parent

Please consider opening your heart and home to a rescued cat or dog.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Know of an Animal in Need?

Keep your eyes and ears open. If an animal in your neighborhood needs help – please do something!


We need funding and supplies - no donation is too small and they are tax-deductible.

Working together, we can make a difference!

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