The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Endowment Fund
Stu Gordon adored the SPCA. The long-serving volunteer regularly arrived at the humane organization and asked, “What do you need today?” He would do laundry or sit with cats, in fact there was nothing the long-serving volunteer would not do.
Although it was unexpected, it was not surprising that Fredericksburg Regional SPCA was notified of a bequest gift to their organization from Mr. Gordon’s estate when he passed away.
Having worked with The Community Foundation over the years, the SPCA’s Executive Director and Board knew that an endowed charitable fund at the Foundation was an ideal way to honor his legacy and remember his love and service.
Puppy Yoga in the park introduces community members to adoptable pups at Fredericksburg Regional SPCA.
The nonprofit organization intends for proceeds from the new Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Endowment Fund primarily to support two of their most important programs:
- The new Community Medical Center, which opened its doors on October 2nd, aims to provide low cost spay and neuter services. Conditions such as kennel cough can also be treated, relieving animal suffering. Preventive services such as heartworm testing and vaccination will also be supported through the fund.
- The People Empowered through Support (PETS) program was designed to intervene when an individual or family might otherwise have to relinquish a pet due to financial or other hardships. When a pet owner in crisis cannot afford pet food, behavioral intervention or medical care, PETS can provide assistance.
A German Shepherd therapy dog received specialized food and supplies he needs to be healthy and comfortable through SPCA’s PETS program.