Established in 1892, the Norfolk SPCA is one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the country. The SPCA shelters, treats, rehabilitates, and rehomes household companion animals from throughout the Norfolk-Virginia Beach region and gives them the extra time and care needed to find a forever home. Our no-kill adoption center finds new homes for 1,000 homeless dogs and cats each year. The Norfolk SPCA’s affordable veterinary clinic is open to the public with no residency or income restrictions, and provides spay/neuter surgeries, exams, dentistry, orthopedics, heartworm treatments, and a walk-in vaccine clinic.
Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, the Norfolk SPCA’s Senior Dog Dental Program will provide dental exams and cleaning for senior dogs awaiting adoption. Potential adopters often overlook senior dogs and prefer to adopt young puppies because of perceived high healthcare costs and medical needs. These senior dogs still have a lot of love and companionship to give. The Norfolk SPCA will use Grey Muzzle’s $5,000 in grant funding to provide dental services to 50 senior pets and help increase their likelihood of finding their forever family.