Animal Resources of Tidewater: Working to improve the lives of Companion Animals in Hampton Roads2018-07-20T00:40:43-04:00

Animal Resources of Tidewater since 1999 has changed and grown to meet the needs of the community. Through grants and donations, we have proudly established programs to improve the lives of companion animals in Hampton Roads: SpayHR, Community Medical Assistance, Legislative Policy Advocacy and the Pit Bull Awareness Coalition.

Spay Neuter Programs
Community Medical Assistance
Legislative Advocacy
Breed Awareness
Adoptions and Rescue

Success Stories

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We don’t see cases like this very often. Toby got tangled up in the cord of a scented wax warmer and pulled a dish of hot wax from the countertop onto his own body. Immediately his back was severely burned. His mama responded quickly with cold water and topical medication. Toby’s mama and papa are on very limited income and feared they could not afford the care he deserved.  They took Toby to PETA who treated and bandaged him, but were informed that he would need fresh bandages changed regularly by a vet or he would be euthanized. That’s when Toby came to ART and because of compassionate and generous donations, he was able receive the care he needed to live a healthy happy life.


Houdini, a tiny baby kitten was abandoned and almost dead due to starvation and dehydration. A kind soul found him and took him to the vet. Aside from his malnutrition the vet discovered he has a condition called Eyelid Agenesis. His eyelids never formed and he is in a lot of pain because his eye lashes scratch his cornea and he is not able to produce lubrication for his eyes. This little angle lives in darkness because he can’t open his eyes with out severe pain. Luckily there is a surgery to fix his eyes and his malnutrition can be reversed. Sadly, it will cost as much as $900. His rescuer is proving care and lots of love and we are asking our supporters for donations to cover the surgery.


Our four-legged friend Flash has been through so much in the last year. He was rescued from an abusive situation, had an eye removed due to infection, then a leg limp worsened following surgery. He couldn’t walk, wouldn’t eat, and it was very hard to determine what was wrong. He had come so far, but his mama needed some help get him the care he deserved. Because of the kindness and generosity of Sustaining Members and donors, Flash was afforded yet another chance. Thank you!