Working together, we can end pet overpopulation in Virginia
Spay Virginia is a project of the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies.  Our goal is to work with shelters, local governments, rescue groups and private veterinarians to provide pet owners and caregivers in Virginia with access to convenient and affordable spay/neuter services. By spaying or neutering your pet, you may be giving your pet the gift of a healthier and happier life AND you will be preventing unwanted and unplanned litters of puppies and kittens from being added to the hundreds of dogs and cats already in Virginia shelters.
What is Spaying/Neutering?
Spaying or neutering is also called “sterilization,” and sometimes is referred to as “fixing” your pet. When a female dog or cat is spayed, her uterus and ovaries are removed. When a male dog or cat is neutered, his testicles are removed. Both procedures are done under general anesthesia. Your pet may need to stay at the veterinarian’s office overnight, or may be able to come home the same day.
Spaying and neutering are routine and permanent procedures that reduce unwanted behavior in your pets and reduce or eliminate the risk of certain often fatal diseases – which makes both you and your pet happier.
Spaying or neutering your pet will also ensure that your pet does not contribute to the pet overpopulation problem by producing unwanted litters of puppies or kittens.

Exciting News from SpayVA:

Spay VA is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, spay/neuter money will be awarded to qualified organizations at the end of this year's conference in Fredericksburg.  

 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 closing session of the conference.
  • Funding covers spay/neuter surgeries only.
  • Amount/animal is capped at $45.00 for a cat and $100.00 for a dog.  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.

If your organization is interested, please fill out the one page application and email it to     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  2015 S/N Funding Application  (pdf version: 2015 VFHS S/N Funding Application pdf)

 The deadline to submit the form is Friday, March 13th, 2015.

 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 and I hope to see you at 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