FRIENDS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY ANIMAL SERVICES CENTER

Saving Our Animals, Serving Our Community

Waynesboro, VA   |  https://friendsofsvasc.org

Mission

The Friends of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization located in Waynesboro, Virginia. With the priority of funding medical and behavioral care for the shelter animals, the Friends join in Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center's effort to help lost and abandoned animals in our community and ensure every shelter pet is offered the best opportunity to find and remain in a loving forever home.

Ruling year info

2019

President

Maressa Fairchild

Main address

104 Lanchester Ct

Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA

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EIN

84-2043191

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Medical and Behavioral Treatment for Shelter Animals

Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC) operates on a very tight budget. The majority of funding is spent on food, spay/neuter, basic vetting, microchipping, staffing, and supplies needed for day-to-day operations.

As a private, non-profit group operating separately from the shelter and the localities, we are able to raise funds to help shelter animals in need of extensive medical care. It is our goal to ensure that animals who arrive at the shelter with illnesses or injuries have the best chance of finding a loving forever home. We achieve this goal by fundraising and covering the cost of life-saving surgeries and treatments.

Due to limited funding, the shelter is not able to provide professional behavioral help to animals with training needs; this leaves some animals unsuitable for adoption. Some animals arrive at the shelter with severe separation anxiety, fear aggression, and behavioral fallout from severe neglect. While members of the shelter staff do their best to diagnose and address these types of issues, time with an experienced trainer is unarguably a struggling animal's best bet at leaving the shelter safely and successfully adopted.

Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center raises funds to cover the cost of behavioral evaluations by professional trainers, post-adoption training sessions for particular animals, and long-term boarding and training for shelter animals in need.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Family relationships
Health
Social and economic status

Our Community Education program aims to enhance the bonds between owners and their companion animals and to promote safety and respect in the varied ways the citizens of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County interact with animals.

Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is still in the process of organizing and structuring this node of our mission, but some examples of the educational resources we plan to provide in the future are listed below.

Seminars

Puppy Training 101
Basic Obedience Courses
Children & Pets: Safe & Respectful Interaction
Cat & Dog Behavior Basics: Reading Signs
TNR 101: How to Set Up and Maintain a Trap/Neuter/Release Program
Introducing a New Pet Into Your Home
Pet Care 101: Basic Vetting and Grooming
The Sad Truth Behind Puppy Mills
Animal Proofing Your Home

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Parents
Children
Widows and widowers

While Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center focuses its efforts on financial support for animals in the custody of the shelter, our broader goal extends much-needed support to the members of the Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County community and their companion animals.

Listed below are some of the services we have provided to animals in our community.

Financial assistance for family pets in need (income-qualified pet owners)
Assistance for feral cat caretakers
Low-cost Spay/neuter clinics
Low-cost Vaccine update clinics
Low-cost Microchipping clinics

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Veterans
People with disabilities

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FRIENDS OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY ANIMAL SERVICES CENTER

Board of directors
as of 8/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maressa Fairchild

Kelly Jackson

Sheri Laubach