Angels of Assisi gives out free pet food to families in need
ROANOKE, Va. – Angels of Assisi recently received a rush of donations to fill up its empty pantry. Most of that donated pet food is now back in the community. The organization gave out more than 100 bags of pet food during a drive-thru event Sunday afternoon. More than 50 families in need received free food for their cats and dogs, including 30 families in the first few minutes of the event. “That is the reason we’re here, to help the community, and we can’t do it without community support.
Angels of Assisi caring for 15 dogs rescued from ‘inhumane’ hoarding situation
ROANOKE, Va. – Angels of Assisi needs your help as it cares for 15 dogs it rescued over the weekend. The animals were hoarded in a rural Southwest Virginia home in inhumane conditions with no water, according to the organization. Angels teamed up with a rescue group in Wise County to bring in six puppies and nine adult dogs and is now trying to nurse them back to health. They’re on fluids and medication and we’re hoping they’ll pull through and then the adult dogs so far are pretty healthy,” said Dayna Reynolds, director of communications for Angels of Assisi. Angels is asking for donations to help fund the extensive medical treatments needed.
Angels of Assisi helps animals from families who may be facing eviction
ROANOKE, VA – A Roanoke-based nonprofit is stepping up to help take care of pets in need. Angels of Assisi’s Guardian Angel program takes care of pets from families that are struggling with medical issues, homelessness or hospice care. The program helped more than 40 new pets in the past year. The program also recently received a large grant of $10,000 to help continue its efforts. The pets are returned to the owner once that person is able to take them back.
Angels of Assisi looks ahead to new year, new facility
ROANOKE, Va. – 2021 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Angels of Assisi. The animal shelter and clinic estimate their new facility on Elm Avenue and Franklin Road SW will be done by the start of 2022. Additionally, executive director Lisa O’Neill said 2020 was the shelter’s busiest year on record. O’Neill said the pandemic likely caused customers to spend more time on their pets. “The power of pets is probably greater than we thought it was,” O’Neill said “We had people who, when they got their $600 check from the government, they spent it on their animals so they could get well.”Angels of Assisi is still doing curbside-only service due to the pandemic.
Work continues on new site for Angels of Assisi treatment and adoption center
ROANOKE, Va. – Work is well underway for a new animal hospital being built for Angels of Assisi. The new site is on the corner of Franklin Road and Elm Avenue in Roanoke. The nonprofit plans on using the $2.3 million dollar project as an animal treatment center and adoption site. Staff members say the new building will allow them to address a rising demand in animal care. The nonprofit is still looking for donations to help fund the project.
Angels of Assisi sheltering 13 dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm
ROANOKE, Va. – A baker’s dozen of dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm is now safe and sound in Roanoke. Angels of Assisi is sheltering 13 dogs from the international rescue. In total, 170 dogs were saved from the meat farm. Executive director Lisa O’Neill said volunteers will spend time helping the dogs get used to human interaction. “Now, some of the real work begins," O’Neill said.
Angels of Assisi begins work on new pet hospital and adoption center
ROANOKE, Va. – Angels of Assisi has begun construction on its new Community Pet Hospital and Adoption Center. The shelter posted about the update on Facebook on Wednesday, writing:“It is an exciting day here at Angels of Assisi as excavation has begun on our new property! A big thank you to everyone that has helped get us to this point. We can’t wait to keep everyone updatedon the progress of the new Community Pet Hospital and Adoption Center. For more information on our new facility,visit https://www.canyouimagine.gives/ #Imagine #HelpIsHere”The new pet hospital and adoption shelter will be located near the intersection of Franklin Road and Elm Avenue in Roanoke across from Roanoke Fire-EMS Station #1.