The Fauquier SPCA is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to provide temporary refuge for stray, homeless and abandoned animals and to place these animals in appropriate adoptive homes. One of its primary goals and purposes is to prevent pet suffering by controlling pet overpopulation and to educate the public on responsible humane treatment of animals.
The Fauquier SPCA was founded in 1957 to offer protection and assistance to the animals of Fauquier County and surrounding areas. The Fauquier SPCA lived up to its name almost immediately. Barely two weeks after it was organized, the SPCA went to the rescue of some starving livestock, whose owner was subsequently convicted of cruelty to animals. In the more than 60 years following its inception, the Fauquier SPCA has continued its mission of providing local animals with the most complete services possible.
For many years the shelter was housed at Dogpatch Farm, just outside of Warrenton, Virginia, in a small building about 100 feet square. In 1989 the present Fauquier SPCA shelter was built in Casanova, Virginia on eleven acres of donated land. This facility boasts 36 dog kennels, six dog quarantine kennels, and three separate cat rooms, including a cat sunroom. We have a spay/neuter clinic where shelter and privately owned dogs and cats are sterilized. There is also a barn and fenced paddocks to house livestock, exercise dogs, and provide additional storage space.
In 2009 we completed the construction of our new Animal Control Center. There we house all stray, abandoned, rabies exposure quarantined animals as well as court ordered seizures. This building has enlarged our facility by 22 dog runs, a dog and a cat isolation ward and two cat rooms for general use. The existing shelter was turned into an adoption center where our dogs and cats that have been vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed and neutered and temperament tested are available for adoption.
Anticipating that it would soon be impossible to either bury one’s pet in an owner’s backyard or to dispose of its remains in the landfill, we also installed a state-of-the-art crematorium and offer cremation services. Private, Representative and pet disposal cremations are offered.
The FSPCA S/N Clinic was expanded in early 2020. Wellness Services are now offering: vaccinations, test and preventative products. Call for an appointment 540-788-9000 x208