SPCA Eastern Shore Virginia
The SPCA Eastern Shore is a no-kill shelter located in Onley, Virginia. We provide lots of love, food, shelter and medical care for cats and dogs on the Eastern Shore as we search for adoptive homes.
In August of 2005, the SPCA Eastern Shore rededicated itself to our true mission- to provide a safe haven for animals in Accomack and Northampton Counties on Virginia's Eastern Shore. For many years the SPCA had served as the housing facility for the Animal Control divisions of Accomack and Northampton Counties. After a consultation with the Humane Society of the United States, our SPCA Board of Directors felt that the true mission of our SPCA was being overwhelmed by our obligations to the two counties. Due to space considerations and the constant influx of stray and feral animals, adoptable animals were unable to be held for longer than the legal minimum. In July of 2004, the counties opened the new Regional Animal Control Facility for the purpose of housing the Animal Control function of the county governments. Our SPCA has been able to successfully place 98% of the animals seeking shelter with us. We continue to work with the new Regional facility, drawing animals from them to place for adoption. This is truly a co-operative effort by people who care deeply about the welfare of pets in our community.