Supporting the human-animal bond in our community, from providing pet owners with assistance to establishing fair and non-discriminatory practices in our town, is crucial. Our initiatives include current projects, resources for the community, volunteer opportunities, and more. All of our initiatives are designed to provide a humane home for all pets, homeless animals, and people, in Rockbridge County and the Cities of Lexington and Buena Vista.
We encourage you to explore our initiatives and to get involved. We welcome new volunteers.
- RAA’s $30 spay/neuter program for dogs
- Pet Food Pantry – collecting food donations for pets in families with low incomes
- Dog house and straw initiative – providing supplies to keep dogs warm in the winter and cool in the summer
- Outdoor Cat Shelters – raising funds for, building, and distributing cat houses to provide shelter from the cold winter months for stray/abandoned/feral cats, also called community cats.
- Buena Vista Dog Park
- Trap Neuter Return (TNR) of community cats
- Veterinary Assistance Program– financial assistance for routine care for cats, hounds, and pit bulls