About Virginia Beach SPCA Fundraiser with Ryan Dalton
Support a worthy organization by laughing the night away!!!
Proceeds donated to the VB SPCA!!
Headliner Ryan Dalton
Who ever said people with A/D/D should be medicated? Ryan can't remember. But whoever said it was wrong! No meds required. Just give him a stage, a mic and you've got a comic with an erratic style and constantly fresh material. Ryan is a comedian that wants everyone to just relax. His lovable sarcasm and smart, conversational style makes for a broadly appealing show. Ryan has performed his hilarious stand-up act in cities across North America. His standup has led him to regular appearences in the country's best comedy clubs. He is a regular on the nationally syndicated, "Bob and Tom Radio Show," and he was one of "Myspace.com's Featured Comedians". His performances landed him a spot in the third season of Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham." Dalton has won numerous comedic awards and has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Pablo Francisco, and Dom Irrera.
VB SPCA Mission Statement:
The Virginia Beach SPCA's core mission is to create more humane and responsible communities by increasing our capacity for compassion while decreasing our tolerance for cruelty. This focus applies to animals and to human beings.
Who we are & Who We serve: There is neither a national SPCA nor any national organization that provides operating funds to each SPCA or sets policies. The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VBSPCA) was founded in 1966 and is the only remaining private, non-profit animal shelter in the South Hampton Roads region to accept all companion animals, regardless of age, breed, health, or temperament. As an "Open Admission" shelter, in contrast to other types of shelters, we do not limit the admission of animals to only those that are highly adoptable nor do we turn away an animal based what city it comes from. We believe every potentially adoptable animal deserves a second chance.
As the first shelter in Virginia to spay/neuter all of its animals, the Virginia Beach SPCA has a long history of providing accessible and affordable medical services to the region's companion animals. Our Low Cost Medical Clinic sees 14,000 clients annually and provides affordable spay/neuter services as well as routine veterinary care to households earning less than $45,000 per year.
The "Neuter Scooter" provides mobile, low-cost spays and neuters to neighboring communities that would otherwise not have access to affordable veterinary services.
Our humane education program reaches over 28,000 local students annually through its Compassion Classroom, Wild Workshops, and Listening Ears, which received the Department of Education's Virginia Reading Association 2006 Literacy Award for its innovative approach of using companion animals to serve as listeners for reluctant readers at local schools.
The HOPE Program provides pet food and discounted veterinary care to qualifying pet owners who risk losing their pets due to recent economic circumstances.
The CARE Fund was established so that we could provide specialized medical treatment for animals that would have once been considered untreatable at many shelters. Animals in the shelter awaiting adoption or animals presented to the VBSPCA veterinary clinic are eligible for these subsidies to secure medical treatment for a curable condition.
Created as a resource to keep families and pets together during a crisis situation, the Temporary Foster program is designed to temporarily house animals for owners while they are living in battered women's or homeless shelters or any emergency housing.
Our Disaster Response program and fully equipped disaster trailer allows us to respond and participate in rescue situations, whether it be a hurricane or puppy mill raid. We remain involved in legislation that affects animals, and have been active in everything from local ordinances affecting waterfowl populations to state legislation regarding puppy mills.