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CURRENT EVENTS WITH VFHS

VFHS is actively working on several programs and projects that affect our membership and animal welfare around the state.  Some of these projects have the potential to have significant impact and we want you to be informed and participate.  Please give us your input and feedback by contacting us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Registration is now open for our 2015 Annual Conference:  Register Online

WE are excited to announce that our 2015 VFHS Annual Conference will be held March 19-21, 2015 at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center.  We are currently working on our agenda for the conference so please check our conference page for updates as they become available.

The annual conference is a great opportunity to get together with animal welfare professionals, volunteers and people who simply care about animals and who want to learn more about animals or how to make a difference during this dynamic three-day conference. This is a great chance to benefit from workshops given by experts in the field as well as to share ideas, information and plans while visiting one of Virginia's historic cities!

The conference features practical information and current topics in animal welfare, which also provide continuing education credits for Humane Investigators and Animal Control Officers, making it possible to earn 15 CEU credit hours.

You may reserve your hotel room now at the discounted conference rate of $99 by following this link: Fredericksburg Hospitality House Reservations

 A special thank you goes out to our Host Agency for the conference!  Fredericksburg Regional SPCA

 

Exciting new program from SpayVA:

 Spay VA is proud to announce spay/neuter grant funds were awarded to qualified organizations at the end of this year's conference in Roanoke.  This is a new program that Spay VA offered for the first time this year to better serve Federation members in their spay/neuter programs.

 Spay VA and the Federation would like to thank Alley Cat Allies, Best Friends Animal Society and Suzanne Auckerman for supporting this newly created conference program.

 The following outlines the guidelines for the program and for an organization to be eligible for funding:

  • Organization is a 501c3.
  • Organization is a Federation member in good standing (yearly dues paid and current application) and their organization serves the state of Virginia.
  • Organization attends the conference and is present to receive funding awarded at the end of the conference.
  • Funding covers spay/neuter surgeries only.
  • Amount/animal is capped at $45.00.  If amount of surgery exceeds this per animal, organization must have the capacity to fund the remainder through co-pays or fundraising.
  • Organization must provide a report of how money was spent as requested by the Federation.  Monthly reports on how many animals were fixed will be required.

 Please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions.

Thank you very much to all who applied and attended the conference.

 Melisa Miller-Piselli

State Coordinator, Spay VA

 

 2014 Spay/Neuter Grants were awarded to the following VFHS member organizations:

  • Alleghany Humane Society

  • Animal Resources of Tidewater

  • Angels of Assisi

  • AWAG of Appomattox

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

  • Giles Animal Rescue

  • Humane Society of Loudoun County

  • Humane Society of Nelson County

  • Humane Society of Warren County

  • Martinsville-Henry SPCA

  • Norfolk SPCA

  • Ring Dog Rescue

  • SNAP (Spay/Neuter All Pets)

  • Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic

  • Twin County Humane Society

  • SPCA of Winchester, Frederick & Clarke Counties

   

CURRENT LEGISLATION - STAY INFORMED  

VFHS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015

VFHS RESCUE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2015

LEGISLATION – COMPREHENSIVE ANIMAL CARE LAWS WORK GROUP  

LEGISLATION – DANGEROUS ANIMALS INITIATIVE

THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA LINK COALITION PROJECT