About Us

The 'Friends Of' Story

Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center formed in July 2019 with the purpose of providing medical funding for animals at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, the open-intake municipal shelter serving the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County area. The municipal budget strictly covers ONLY spay/neuter, vaccinations, limited onsite veterinary assessments, or extreme emergency care.  Animals requiring other medical care such as tumor removal, cancer or heart worm treatment, or skin treatment were at high-risk of becoming adoptable.   We have since expanded to include a community pet food pantry located inside the shelter and other pet-retention community services.

Board of Directors

President - Kelly Jackson

Treasurer - Sheri Laubach

Secretary - Betina Dunbrack

Friends of Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center website logo
Sign of SVASC logo in front of shelter

Our 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 SVASC'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.

Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center is an open admissions animal shelter and municipal pound for Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro.  They take in all strays, abandoned animals, and owner surrenders which can lead to overcrowding quickly.

Our mission is to support and enhance the general operation of our local animal shelter, SVASC, and other organizations supporting companion animals in our community.  This includes but is not limited to assistance with medical treatment and behavioral training for animals with special needs, financial support of organizations devoted to promoting the adoption and care of companion animals, and humane education in the community that enhances the well-being of companion animals.