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We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Conference will again be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Charlottesville, VA on March 30 - April 1, 2017.  Please mark your calendars now - you won't want to miss it.  Keep an eye on our conference page for more details as they become available.  

Click here for the 2017 Conference Schedule

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A special thank you to our 2016 & 2017 Host Organization! 

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Here is the December edition of the VFHS Quarterly Electronic Newsletter.  Inside you will find the following articles:  From the President, Conference, Membership, and Legislative Report.

eNewsletter December 2016


SpayVA Spay/Neuter Grant Program

The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies, SpayVA program is announcing a change to its annual conference grant process. In years past, we have provided grant monies to all requesting members who were in attendance at the conference through a double-blind draw process.  Starting in 2017, applications will be reviewed by VFHS and a minimum of 5 grants will be awarded on the basis of greatest impact, ability to conduct services, and overall need.  Please click this link for more info on how to apply:

Spay/Neuter Grant Program


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We are happy to report that in 2016, $19,500 was awarded to 29 member organizations and over 400 animals were spayed/neutered as a result.

A huge thank you goes out to Tito's Handmade Vodka and Breakthru Beverage for partnering with SpayVA and for providing $10,000 in grant funds awarded at our 2016 conference to local rescues and animal shelters for spaying/neutering services.




VFHS is actively working on several programs and projects that affect our membership and animal welfare around the state.  Some of these projects have the potential to have significant impact and we want you to be informed and participate.  Please give us your input and feedback by contacting us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




High Five VIRGINIA is a program dedicated to decreasing the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Virginia. 


Learn more about this exciting new program here.