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Dave has tested positive for heartworms and will need the expensive treatment necessary to bring him back to good health. Please help dogs like Dave by purchasing an Almond Brittle Latte at Greenberry’s in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA. Caring For Creatures receives ALL proceeds from every one of these drinks sold. Hurry in! This promotion ends March 31st!

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We love our new t-shirts and we think you will too!  Kudos to volunteer Cheryl McGruder for her awesome design and for sharing her artistic talents with us.

  • Color:  Ash Gray
  • Unisex Sizes:  S, M, L, XL
  • $20
  • Plus P&H:  1 shirt – $3.50; 2 or more shirts – $4.50

To place your order on line via our secure website, please click here Or, mail your check to:  352 Sanctuary Lane, Palmyra, VA 22963.  Please note ‘t-shirt’ in the memo section.


All net profits from shirt sales go to assist with medical expenses for the animals.

Just in time for the Holidays.  Makes a great gift!

KC 4When K.C. first arrived at Caring For Creatures with her gentle temperament and sunny outlook, she was adopted so quickly that even some of the most dedicated dog walkers have a hard time remembering her stay here. For K.C., we imagine it was a whirlwind experience that included several leaps of faith and a lot of trust in each new person in each new place, but in the end she was adopted and home with a family of her own. Unfortunately, it didn’t last. Two years later, the family’s situation changed, and K.C. is back at CFC, where we have welcomed her with open arms.

K.C. is a black and tan hound mix whose somewhat stout looks belie her inner athlete. While she enjoys spending time trotting and sniffing around the exercise arena, she truly lights up when heading out for a walk and will even do a little hop, skip, and jump-dance in her excitement. She would make a great companion for a hiker or even someone who just likes to walk around the neighborhood. K.C. is gentle, alert, and easy to handle: her former family reported that she was great with their baby, house trained and crate trained. While in her home, she also got along well with another resident dog, so if you’re looking for a pal for your canine as well as yourself, we’ll gladly set up a meet and greet. K.C. often looks up the sanctuary driveway, and it’s hard not to imagine what she’s thinking. Will you be the one who drives through the gate to make her dreams come true and give her the truly forever home she deserves?

Read more about KC here.

Erin 15 REVIt’s still kitten season here at CFC and we have some of the most adorable and ADOPTABLE kittens available right now!  These cuties are well-socialized, sweet and do well with other cats.  Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our discounted cat adoption rate of $30 (regularly $75) in celebration of our 30th year.

Visit our website to read more in-depth bios about each of these sweet balls of fluff, or contact our office for more information!

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Help Us Celebrate our 30th Anniversary!


As a thank you to our community for helping to make the past 30 years possible, we will be offering discounted rates on select adoptions throughout 2019!


Adopt ANY  CAT for $30 – Includes kittens!

(Regular adoption price is $75)

Adopt one of our SENIOR DOGS

(Ages 8+) for $30

(Regular adoption price is $125)

Visit our website to browse our adoptable pets and submit an application.

Caliope_Kenja flags in placeHelp our sanctuary animals by sponsoring a Faces of Love Flag!  Your gift will go directly towards much-needed food and medical care for our 200 residents.

Even though our Matching Gift Challenge has ended, we are continuing to offer flag sponsorships. They make a great gift for loved ones and gift cards will be sent to those you choose to honor.

Our Faces of Love flags are also a wonderful way to honor a CFC animal (current or past resident or someone you have adopted from CFC).  Your tax-deductible gift of $125 goes directly towards the care of our 200 cats and dogs currently in residence.  Order on line by clicking here, or download a copy of our reply card here and mail it along with your check or credit card information to CFC, 352 Sanctuary Road, Palmyra, VA 22963.

Who are the faces of love?  They are animals who have graced the sanctuary over the past 30 years.  A great majority of them endured neglect or mistreatment from a human or were abandoned by them; some were left homeless when their human died; others are dealing with a chronic or disabling health condition which requires daily medication, a special diet or other form of support. After years of helping these animals and being helped by them, we wish to honor these Faces of Love in a way for all to see, enjoy, and respect.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause.  Your beautiful act of kindness will help so many animals with nowhere else to go.

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Help Caring For Creatures!



Register on line at

Be sure to use NPO number RN488

New online customer?  Click on ‘Sign up today’ in the ‘New Customer’ box


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Participants can shop at any Kroger store in the following states:


West Virginia

North Carolina



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd – Dogs from 11 am to 1 pm; Cats from 1 pm to 3 pm

To attend, please register by filling out an online application or send an email to

Would you like to help the dogs and cats at Caring for Creatures?  Attend one of our volunteer orientations – you’ll get to meet our awesome animals and learn about the various ways you can help.    Attend one or both of the orientations, depending on whether you’d like to work with our dogs, cats, or both!

Dog walkers and ‘cat socialization specialists’ are always in high demand!  In addition to working one on one with our animals, we need volunteers to help out with various adoption and  fundraising events.

  For more information on volunteering,  click on the ‘Volunteer’ tab at the top of our webpage.


Come join our happy family.  Our animals are waiting for you!

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The Dogwood Restaurant and Caring For Creatures join forces to help the sanctuary animals!



Lunch and Dinner (5-8 pm)

Eat In or Carry Out


Order one of 5 great specials (named after CFC animals!) and a portion of the cost of your meal will go to help the CFC animals!  This offer also applies to carry out orders of the five specials.  The specials are now being offered during lunch and dinner!  Eat in or take out!

Bring the family and eat out for a great cause!



The Dogwood Restaurant

10 Centre Court, Palmyra – across from the Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue Squad Building


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The Great American Mammal Jamboree

By Alden E. C. Bigelow


A book for all ages!

Order now from Alden’s website –, or pick up your copy at Caring For Creatures.


“Alden Bigelow weaves a mysterious tale that takes the reader on a wonderful journey, full of lessons learned and special mammal friends, and starring Jessie, the lovable narrator.”

                                                     - Dr. M.E. Adams


“Invisible cloaks, ghostly soldiers, and benevolent sabotage!  The Great American Mammal Jamboree spins a tale that compels us to suspend our disbelief as we root for the good guys to win.  While the animals in this unique fable are witty and entertaining, they underscore the serious theme of  animal cruelty and what needs to be done to combat it.

Animal lovers will delight in this lighthearted tale, but its value as a lesson for humanity makes it required reading.”

– Gerry Kruger, author of On Kruger Pond: Charlie’s Story


Here’s Alden Bigelow discussing his new book, The Great American Mammal Jamboree, with Mary Birkholz:


ALDEN BIGELOW, the voice of Caring For Creatures, teams up every week with MONTICELLO MEDIA to share news from the sanctuary and feature one of the great CFC animals waiting for his or her forever home.  Alden Bigelow is a creative genius and gifted writer with a passion for and love of animals.  He has utilized those talents along with his advertising/public relations expertise to help the 200+ animals currently in residence at CFC.  All of us at Caring For Creatures are grateful to Alden and his beautiful wife, Marjorie, for their commitment to Caring For Creatures for over seven years.  It is through their efforts that many lives are saved every year.  Alden’s literary genius has led to the publishing of several books:  Growing Up With Jemima, I Have My Reasons, Norton’s Lament and his most recent novel, Killing Time in a Southern Town.  Based on what we know of Alden, we might attribute some of his inspiration to the many animal companions he has had over the years.  Currently, Alden and Marjorie share their lives with canine, Elvis and Buddy, both adopted from CFC.


ALDEN BIGELOW, the voice of Caring For Creatures, teams up every week with MONTICELLO MEDIA to share news from the sanctuary and feature one of the great CFC animals waiting for his or her forever home.  You can listen to Alden MONDAYS/8:30 A.M. with JAY LOPEZ on GENERATIONS 102.3, and

FRIDAYS/8:07 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. – Live with JOE THOMAS, WCHV 1260AM and 107.5 FM