In addition to expanding their Compassionate Care Clinics, the CASPCA continues to provide support and services across a large area. Gunter noted that while the CASPCA is recognized as a private animal shelter, it also serves as the contracted public animal shelter for both Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.
While the last two years have proven difficult, Gunter and the SPCA remain optimistic and have already begun planning for the future with an eye toward expanding their services. Donations to the CVC will provide a significant boost to these community-focused efforts.
“In 2022, we will be offering three Compassionate Care Clinics a month, for a total of 36 clinics, in order to help those in need with low-cost, high-quality veterinary care,” she said. “We will be putting an emphasis on retention services such as behavioral support in addition to … continuing to expand access to affordable veterinary care.”
With the support of the local community and initiatives such as the CVC, Gunter also emphasized that the CASCPA remains dedicated to their overall mission.
“We are committed to saving all healthy and treatable animals in our care, regardless of how long they’ve been with us,” she said. “We are a progressive, solution-oriented animal welfare organization dedicated to saving lives.”
The CVC makes giving as easy and seamless as possible. UVA employees can follow the steps below and donate to multiple nonprofits in just a few clicks. Employees can opt to donate via credit card or can sign up for payroll deduction and make gifts directly from their paychecks. Payroll deduction can also be used to set up recurring gifts over the course of the coming year.
How to donate through the CVC:
- Visit cvc.virginia.edu.
- Designate any amount to one or more of over 50 nonprofits in Charlottesville, or select from the 900 total participating nonprofits from across the commonwealth.
- Choose to give via payroll deduction or credit card.