National Mutt Day at SPCA

Tomorrow is National Mutt Day and the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties is celebrating with an adoption special.

From noon to 5 pm on Sunday, adoptions to approved adopters will be just $31 at their location on Featherbed Lane in Winchester.

Mutts or mixed breed dogs can be wonderful and unique additions to the family.

They also tend to live longer than purebred dogs as they aren’t subject to inbreeding or the genetic disorders that come with a small gene pool.

Adopting a mutt also helps fight the cruelty and price gouging that comes with puppy mills.

To see the adoptable dogs, click here.

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National Kitten Day at SPCA

Tomorrow is National Kitten Day and the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties are celebrating with an adoption special.

From noon to 5 pm at their locations, approved individuals can adopt a cat or kitten for just $10.

This campaign not only encourages the adoption of cats and kittens by raising awareness of the importance of adopting from shelters instead of purchasing one but also to remind owners to spay and neuter their pets to keep them healthy and reduce strays.

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News Maker Lavenda Denney on Winchester SPCA’s paws and pages

The Winchester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is introducing a program that could be relaxing for both humans and adoptable pets.

We spoke to Winchester SPCA Executive Director Lavenda Denney about the program Paws and Pages in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Lavenda explains how reading to the adoptable pets has a real reaction from the animals.

Lavenda also tells us how it can relax the person doing the reading as well.

Click here for Lavenda’s interview.

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News Maker Lavenda Denney on Winchester SPCA adoption event

This Saturday Oct. 23 the Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties’ SPCA will hold one of it’s biggest adoption events of the year.

Teaming with Subaru of Winchester the SPCA will have 30 pets ready for adoption at 3019 Valley Ave. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m..

The fees for adoption have been taken care of by Subaru as they do every year.

We spoke with the Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties’ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Executive Director Lavenda Denney about the event in our latest News Maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Lavenda explains that the annual event is one of their biggest of the year.

Lavenda also explains how the fee free adoptions are made possible.

Click here for Lavenda’s interview.

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Winchester SPCA Chairity and Pawcasso art fundraiser is on

The Winchester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) CHAIRity and PAWcasso art auction fundraiser is back for 2021.

Pet inspired one of a kind pieces of art are available in an online auction.

These art items are on display at the Winchester SPCA adoption center at 111 Featherbed Ln. Tue. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Call (540) 662-8616 to set up a weekend appointment to see the art.

Bidding is now open and will be until Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at this link.

Of course 100% of the proceeds from the auction go to the Winchester SPCA.

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SPCA with Petco Love launch new tool to find lost pets

Today Fri. Apr. 23 is National Lost Dog and Cat Awareness Day.

The SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties announced the launching of a Petco Love tool to help find lost pets.

A searchable national database is now available using facial recognition technology form Petco Love Lost.

The database is accessible today Apr. 23 to participating animal organizations nationwide.

Using uploaded photos which are immediately scanned to determine if the animal is at a participating shelter like SPCA of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties or a neighbor’s home.

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