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High Five is dedicated to reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in Virginia by the transfer of animals from under-resourced and rural counties to areas where their chances of adoption are far greater. Moving animals from one location to another can result in a decrease in length of stay, a more diverse selection of animals for adopters and a decrease in euthanasia overall. 


High Five VA strives to accomplish this goal by:

- providing a closed fb group for participating organizations to network and facilitate transfer of animals, collaborate on urgent situations, share resources and build community within the VA animal welfare community.

- providing a caseworker to network the High Five animals to potential receiving organizations 

- offering financial assistance to eliminate barriers to the successful transfer of animals, including short term boarding, fuel, vaccinations, testing and more.

Virginia Stats

Since 1997 animal releasing agencies in VA have annually reported data to the VA Department of Agriculture. These years of data illustrate the incredible progress VA has made in saving lives and creates the roadmap for saving more lives. Thanks to the PETCO Foundation for creating and maintaining this interactive data tool.

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Happy Tails

The happy endings for these animals were made possible by grants from the APSCA, The William H. Donner Foundation and other anonymous donors.  We are deeply grateful to our generous funders for supporting High Five VA which is vital to saving the lives of Virginia’s sheltered and community animals.

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High Five VA is supported by grants from the ASPCA, The William H. Donner Foundation and other anonymous donors.

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