The Virginia State Senate is voting on legislation with significant impact for rescue efforts and animal welfare in Virginia.
These bills will be heard in the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM. To be sure that your voice is heard, we suggest contacting legislators prior to 8:00 AM Thursday! Unfortunately, the Senate Ag Subcommittee is not set up to receive written testimony. But you can reach out to the three Subcommittee members by email or phone:
y name is _______________, and I live in ______________ City/County. Four vital bills are coming before you on the Subcommittee this Thursday, and I ask that you vote in favor of them. Please vote yes to the following bills:
Thank you for your time!
SB 1390 clarifies that everyone, including public shelters, may participate in TNR. Here is a link to that bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1390
SB 1412 will require pet shops, dealers and commercial breeders to obtain certifications of no animal related convictions from key individuals and consumers. You can read more about this bill here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1412
SB 1417 requires animal testing facilities to offer dogs and cats for adoption once the facility no longer needs them. Here is a link to more information on this bill: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1417
SB 1379, the Humane Cosmetics Act, prohibits cosmetics testing on animals, and prohibits the sale of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. You can find more on this bill here: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+SB1379
The 2020 kitten season is upon us. We have several kittens available for adoption and many more that will be up for adoption soon. These sweeties are looking for homes in pairs or on their own (depending on their personality and your home).
Our new babies will be listed on PetFinder soon.
If your home is already full, but you'd like to help out please consider donating or sending our foster and rescue cats something from their Amazon wish list.
Don't forget, you can support Dewey Animals when you use Amazon.com by using smile.amazon.com instead and setting us as your preferred charity.
Update: Sadly, due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 we've had to cancel all events until further notice. Please follow us on Facebook or support us during this time if you're able by donating.
Dewey is a proud participant in the Community Cats Podcast Spring fundraising match event. The Community Cats Podcast will be matching all donations made through the end of April (this has been extended to the end of May and will match up to $1000) to help us care for feral cat colonies in Northern VA as well as foster and adopt sociable kittens to great homes.
Dewey will be collecting donations during this Spring fundraiser match event with the following efforts:
VCA Donation Stations
Our vet partner VCA of Centreville and VCA of Woodbridge will be collecting cash donations at the front desk through the end of March.
Wicked Jezabel Benefit Concert
Join us at The Electric Palm Restaurant (12745 Sea Ray Lane, Woodbridge, VA 22192) at 8:30pm on April 4th for a rocking concert to benefit Dewey Animals. More details >>
The Community Cats Podcast grant offers matching funds to selected organizations during a specific fundraising period.
Dewey Animals has been selected as a recipient of up to $1000 for funds raised from February 1st, 2020 through April 30th, 2020.
Check out our Spring Fundraising events here >>
Meet Melena and Penuckle! These two wonderful kitties reside at the VCA Animal Hospital in Woodbridge and provide life saving blood donations for their emergency room.
Did you know that Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase you make on their site to the charity of your choice? To set Dewey Animals as your charity visit smile.amazon.com !
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