Medical & 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 raise funds to provide shelter animals  medical care. At-risk shelter animals are provided medical treatment the shelter couldn't afford in order to make them adoption-ready!


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.