What does ART stand for?
ART: Animal Resources of Tidewater

I have a friend who wants to surrender a dog. Will you take it?
Please have your friend visit our website on how to re-home a pet.

Do you have any cats? Do you accept cats for surrender?
At this time, our organization is not offering foster homes for cats or kittens. However, we are able to provide you with resources for re-homing. In addition, we do offer courtesy listings for owners/rescuers to bring more publicity to their available pets. Please check our website to view adoptable felines. We would also suggest that you contact local shelter/rescue groups in search of your newest fur-baby!

I found a stray/abandoned pet. Can you take it?
Local ordinances require that all stray/abandoned/lost/found animals be reported to animal control. This gives each pet every opportunity at being reconnected with his/her family. After you have filed that report, and complied with their suggestions, please feel free to contact us for further recommendations. You are not alone. We appreciate your care and concern for this animal. For more information, please visit the lost & found section of our website.

What does ART do?
ART achieves its mission by: advocating for improved animal welfare; educating the public about animal welfare and animal issues; focusing on spay/neuter as the underlying solution to animal population control; working to build coalitions with our animal welfare partners; raising funds to support our work. You can find out more about ART in Action on our website, by becoming our fan on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.

I’d like to make a donation. What will my money go for?
Donations are used to offset costs of spaying/neutering and vaccinating rescued animals, run classified ads in the Virginian Pilot promoting our adoption events and area municipal shelters, as well as cover administrative and operational costs. Portions also go toward funding our focused programs such as SpayHR, Medical Assistance, Pit Bull Awareness Coalition and our efforts in legislative policy advocacy. As a 501©3 organization, your donation is tax deductible.

Did you know that $25 per month will:

  • Spay or neuter 10 feral cats or 5 dogs per year!
  • Vaccinate 6 foster animals per year!
  • Feed foster animals each month!
  • Help special needs foster animals get the vet care they need!
  • Help provide vet care for pets with families who can not afford it.

What volunteer opportunities do you have?
Our volunteer opportunities are constantly evolving and include, but are not limited to: staffing administrative needs, fundraising, outreach, and working with other ART members to influence current policies and future legislation involving animal welfare.

My child/teen wants to volunteer.
At this juncture, all volunteer opportunities are restricted to participants 18 years of age or older. However, the Norfolk SPCA and Virginia Beach SPCA have fantastic junior volunteer programs. We would suggest contacting them for specific details.