The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia is locally owned and operated. We are dedicated to giving back to our community and to the surrounding region. We are proud to support the following organizations that significantly enhance local and regional community life for animals and people in need.


RappCats is a private, non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds loving homes for abandoned, abused, neglected, injured, and homeless cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock County. The RappCats Adoption Center, a cage-free, no-kill facility, is the only state-approved cat shelter in Rappahannock County.

RappCats is operated by volunteers and funded through donations alone. The Rappahannock County Animal Shelter is funded only for dogs so RappCats’ rescue work and care for needy cats and kittens is extremely critical.

Donations, volunteers, foster homes, and loving homes for RappCats’ wonderful cats and kittens are needed. Please call 540.987.6050 or email for more information and to schedule your visit.

Middleburg Humane Foundation

Middleburg Humane Foundation specializes in the rescue and rehabilitation of animals that come to their shelter from a vast variety of abusive situations. After much-needed nurturing and medical care, animals are available for adoption. Large and small animals who have been abused, neglected, or are “at risk” find a safe haven at Middleburg Humane Foundation. Services provided include humane investigations, chained dog assistance, equine rescue, behavior enrichment and training , community cats trap, neuter, and return, spay/neuter and medical assistance, lost pet help, wildlife emergencies, and more.

In December 1987 Founder Hilleary Bogley opened Scruffy’s Ice Cream Parlor in Middleburg, Virginia to gain community support for a shelter and to raise money to start the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Scruffy’s Strays operated through the ice cream parlor and needy animals were cared for in foster homes. The ice cream parlor raised community awareness and support and brought many concerned people, volunteers, and community leaders together. In 1994 Middleburg Humane Foundation moved into its current location and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Middleburg Humane Foundation receives no federal, state, or county funding and relies entirely on the generosity of private donors and sponsors. In addition, Middleburg Humane Foundation operates a grooming salon at their shelter in Marshall and a Thrift Shop in Middleburg. Both entities help raise critical funds for Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Donations, volunteers, and foster homes are needed. For additional information please call 540.364.3272 or email

Humane Society of Fairfax County

For more than 50 years the Humane Society of Fairfax County, a no-kill animal rescue organization, has been taking in and finding homes for abused and unwanted dogs, cats, horses, and other animals that need care. They direct resources toward helping victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment. In addition, they take in animals from local kill shelters when space is available. Their Ani-Meals Pet Food Pantry offers free dog and cat food and supplies to Fairfax County residents who are in need.

The Humane Society of Fairfax County’s Feral Cat Program helps control the numbers of homeless cats through their TrapNeuterRelease Project. By preventing overpopulation they save thousands of helpless cats from suffering and death.

They work with local schools, civic groups, neighborhood community associations, scout troops, and other organizations to provide humane education and promote the welfare of all animals.

For more information or if you would like to make a donation—please call 703.385.7387 or email

Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, managed by dedicated U.S. Marines and local volunteers, collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The goal is to deliver a message of hope through a new toy at Christmas to children whose parents are unable to purchase Christmas gifts for them and help the children to become responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens. Toys for Tots unites members of a community during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign and instills a sense of community that hopefully will be sustained throughout the remainder of the year.

Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct a broad scope of activities throughout the year which include golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races, and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and generate toys and monetary donations.

For more information please email them through their website at