In keeping with CDC recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19,
we are requiring appointments for owner-releasing animals to the SPCA.
Appointments are one hour in length and limited to five appointments per hour.
Please call the shelter or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment
The Augusta Regional SPCA provides an adoption facility year-round to the
communities of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro, and to all
communities outside these areas.
On September 1, 2011, the ARSPCA relinquished the duties of intaking
stray companion animals to the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services
Center in Lyndhurst, VA.
The Augusta Regional SPCA accepts owner-release animals Tuesday-Sunday
between the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm. This is the time frame during our open
hours where staff has the adequate time to properly evaluate these animals.
In 2010, the shelter provided loving attention and care to 4,165 animals.
These included 1,505 dogs, 2,592 cats, and 68 other animals including
horses, ponies, pot-bellied pigs, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Of
these animals, 956 dogs and 383 cats were adopted or returned to their
owners, and 249 dogs and 59 cats were transferred to partner shelters for
adoption from their facility.
The Staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers are involved in several fund
raising and healthy pet promotional events throughout the year as well as
programs which seek to educate pet owners and eliminate the birth of
thousands of unwanted animals.
Shelter staff and volunteers are active in Humane Education and Pet
Therapy Visitation programs in local schools, nursing homes, and adult
day care centers.
The Augusta Regional SPCA will no longer provide euthanasia services for
owned pets. This service will need to be provided by your veterinarian.
The Augusta Regional SPCA will continue to provide cremation services to
the community and also can provide burial services for your beloved pet at
our pet cemetery.