Supporting Middleburg Humane Foundation

The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia is locally owned and operated.  We are dedicated to giving back to our community and the surrounding region.  We are very proud to support Middleburg Humane Foundation and the wonderful work they do for animals in need!

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

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