Helpful Links

Please note that the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies does not necessarily support the views expressed on these websites or held by the organizations that the sites represent. Clicking on any of the links below will open a new web page and VFHS is not responsible for the information found on other sites.

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Servicesresources links

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Annual Reports

NATIONAL ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS

American Humane Association
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Best Friends Animal Society
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
National Federation of Humane Societies

OTHER NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LINKS

American Animal Hospital Association
American Anti-Vivisection Society
American Veterinary Medicine Association
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)                                                                  
Association of Professional Humane Educators
Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Avian Welfare Coalition
Born Free USA/ Animal Protection Institute
Doris Day Animal League
House Rabbit Society
National Animal Control Association
National Animal Poison Control Center
National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy
North Shore Animal League America
Pet-Abuse.com

VIRGINIA ORGANIZATIONS AND LINKS

Virginia Animal Control Association
Virginia Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (VDACS)
VDACS Online Animal Reporting
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles: Animal Friendly License Plates
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Wildlife Center of Virginia

Please also see our list of Member organizations

DISASTER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

American Humane Association
American Red Cross
Code 3 Associates
FEMA: Information for Pet Owners
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Noah's Wish
United Animal Nations
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia State Animal Response Team (VA SART)

FERAL CATS/TNR

Alley Cat Allies
Neighborhood Cats
Spay Virginia

HUMANE EDUCATION

American Humane Association
ASPCA
Humane Society Youth
National Humane Education Society

LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE LINKS

Animal Law Lawyer Search
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Welfare Act (USDA Animal Information Center)
Animal Welfare Institute
Comprehensive Animal Care (Code of Virginia)
Humane Society Legislative Fund
Virginia General Assembly

NON-PROFIT RESOURCES

Foundation Center
Free Management Library
Independent Sector
Non-Profit Resource Center

GRANT RESOURCES

ASPCA Professional - grants for anti-cruelty efforts, emergency and disaster response, equine projects, shelter and spay/neuter programs
BanfieldCharitable Trust - focus includes promoting preventive healthcare for pets, educating children, programs based on the human-pet bond
Bernice Barbour Foundation - requires that the applicant organization spays or neuters all animals prior to adoption
DJ&T Foundation - grants for spay/neuter clinics and spay/neuter voucher programs
Greg Biffle Foundation - focus includes spay/neuter; also provides funding for operating expenses
Maddie's Fund - various grants for community collaboration, medical equipment grants for adoption guarantee organizations
Petco Foundation - provides capital grants, product donations, short-term funding for animal welfare groups to help pet owners who are experiencing financial problems (e.g., food banks, veterinary services), and 4 R's Project support (spay/neuter, adoptions, training, projects to promote the human-animal bond)
PetSmart Charities - grants for emergency relief (large scale, multiple animal rescue, or single animal as victim of abuse/violence), targeted spay/neuter and free roaming cat grants

PROFESSIONAL LINKS

American Humane Association
Animal Sheltering magazine
Asilomar Accords
ASPCA Professional
Humane Society University
Maddie's Fund
PETCO Foundation
Petfinder
PetSmart Charities
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators

SPAY/NEUTER RESOURCES

Animal Sheltering 
Humane Alliance
Spay/USA
Spay Virginia

 501c3 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Tax Exemption
Starting a 501c3
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VDACS Charity Filing Form

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