Stories about a Few of Our Extraordinary Efforts to Rescue Cats and Dogs
Where We Started
The SPCA of Northern Virginia rescues cats and dogs from a lot of different circumstances. When first founded in the 1990s, our organization had two court-appointed, licensed humane investigators. So for many years, our focus was on rescuing abused and neglected cats and dogs, along with taking in stray friendly cats and feral kittens, and responding to requests from local shelters.
Where We Are Now
Over the years, the Commonwealth of Virginia phased out their humane investigators program, relying solely on animal control officers to respond to complaints of abuse or neglect. SPCA NOVA has evolved in more recent years by focusing on helping:
- overcrowded local shelters (cats and dogs),
- lost or abandoned stray friendly cats living outdoors, and
- kittens born to feral cats.
Read Our Stories
Below are a few stories about cats and dogs that we rescued under unusual or extraordinary circumstances.