A Thanksgiving Gift from the Heart

  • Southside SPCA

We’re pleased to announce the incredible success of this Thanksgiving fundraiser.  Lunenburg Animal Control Officer, Ray Elliot, raised over $15,000 during his Thanksgiving Day impoundment!  Thank you, Ray for your dedication to the animals!  You are a true hero!

This is a story about one man’s dedication to the homeless animals of Lunenburg County and the unprecedented fundraiser he is undertaking to bring awareness to these forgotten pets and the importance of spaying and neutering.



As we gather around the table with family & friends counting our blessings, Lunenburg County’s Animal Control Officer, Ray Elliott, will be making a great sacrifice.
Ray will forgo his family time and spend Thanksgiving night at the animal control with the shelter dogs and cats. From 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, he will be locked in a dog kennel…no bed, no blanket, no food, no luxuries.

His goal:  to raise $12,000 ($1,000 per dog kennel) to help low income families in Lunenburg County with spay/neuter assistance through a partnership with Southside SPCA and local veterinarians.
Donations can be made on-line at www.southsidespca.org or P.O. Box 66, Meherrin, VA 23954.  Specify ‘Ray’s Campaign’ with your gift.


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