Our Mission

Who We Are

The Prince William SPCA was established in 2004 to benefit the animals of the greater Prince William County, Virginia, area. This all-volunteer organization is dedicated to protecting domestic animals from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment, and stopping the unnecessary overpopulation of companion animals. Our goal is to end the euthanasia of adoptable cats and dogs in Prince William County by promoting and supporting programs involving mutually beneficial relations between people and companion animals. The organization is run by an elected board of directors that oversee the operations. More than 200 volunteers are tasked with fundraising, program development, grant writing, marketing, membership coordination, community partnerships, special event planning and donor stewardship. Our mission is to:

  • Reduce the number of dogs and cats being born
  • Facilitate animal adoptions
  • Enrich the human-animal bond

Who We Are Not

The Prince William SPCA is not affiliated with or mandated by any local, regional or national animal welfare organization including the ASPCA or HSUS. We are an independent group that works on local issues that are determined by an elected board of directors. Our funding comes from the community, not any government agency or national organization. We are not a rescue organization nor do we have a shelter or foster program. Instead, we encourage cooperation among animal rescue groups, the local shelter, businesses, schools, civic organizations and the county government agencies. PWSPCA volunteers believe strongly that the key to our group’s success lies in the ability to develop relationships with these groups within the county and region.

Our Goals

  • Helping reduce the numbers of homeless domestic animals through public education
  • Promoting spaying/neutering to stop animal abuse and the deaths/killing of homeless and shelter animals
  • Facilitating the rescue and adoption of homeless domestic animals of pure or mixed breed lineage
  • Preventing cruelties of any form to any and all animals and to aid in the prosecution of such cruelties