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2 Tessy S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Voices for Animals is a Charlottesville-based group involved with preserving the welfare and well-being of animals both locally and globally. From the time that I got involved with the group in 1999 as a volunteer, it quickly became apparent how important the mission of the group is to its leaders and volunteers and how concerned they are with making a positive difference in the lives of animals – yes, animals. Those creatures who can’t help themselves. The ongoing spay/neuter program, Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival and other animal rights efforts are endeavors that the group takes on whole-heartedly, genuinely, and with extreme and selfless enthusiasm. Through the efforts of its dedicated volunteers, the group accomplishes a great deal, raising their own funds through grants and donation collection. Those funds are then wisely used to support their ongoing programs as efficiently as possible with minimal overhead.

1 Julie F.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Voices for Animals is an all-volunteer animal protection organization that's been around since 1984. The reason for its long-term success is the passion and commitment of its volunteers. On a shoe-string budget, Voices for Animals accomplishes more than many organizations with full-time staff. It runs a feral cat spay/neuter program that sterilized and vaccinated nearly 1,200 cats in Central Va. last year. It coordinates the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival and Dog & Cat Adoption Fair, an annual event that attracts 5,000-6,000 people. It raises awareness of local and national animal protection issues, and inspires people to take action to create a more compassionate, humane world.

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