Anicira is a 501-c-3 nonprofit, community-based organization that provides life-saving veterinary and shelter services. We are committed to ending medically unnecessary euthanasia.

Donations make our work possible through a variety of ways. From assisting with making veterinary services affordable to accepting animals from under-resourced shelters to providing pet food for families in need, your donation makes an impact. 


Adoption Program

Since starting the adoption program in March 2016, Anicira has saved and adopted out over 1,000 dogs!

Anicira is dedicated to providing each dog with its best chance at a new life. All medical care needed is provided; below are a few of our dogs that needed a little extra help to find their "furever" homes.

LondonLondon came to Anicira from a high-kill shelter in southern Virginia. We immediately noticed London, an 8 month old Dachshund mix, was circling repeatedly to her left. After two visits to a neurology specialist at Virginia Tech, including an MRI and CT scan, it was determined that London had suffered a traumatic injury to her head, fracturing her skull and damaging her brain. Despite her symptoms, London is a very happy girl and was adopted into a loving home! 




Darla is a sweet senior boxer who came to us from an Alabama shelter after her pet parent passed away. Darla was treated for heartworm and she had a mast cell tumor removed. We are thankful that we can help provide Darla a soft, healthy spot to land for her golden years!





Aidan's Friends Fund & Feline Fund

These funds help Harrisonburg and Rockingham County dogs and cats be spayed or neutered.  Economically disadvantaged families living in our community are eligible to receive subsidized surgeries for their pets thanks to our generous donors. 


Pit Fix

Anicira offers $40 spay/neuter surgeries for American Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull mixes residing in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County.  This program was developed in response to the high number of Pit Bulls being euthanized in regional shelters without ever knowing the warmth of a home or the love of a family.


Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is a program designed to humanely reduce the overpopulation of free-roaming, abandoned, and feral cats. These cats are safely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, ear tipped, and returned home. A left ear tip is the universal symbol of a spayed/neutered and vaccinated cat.  It is done while the cat is under anesthesia and it is not painful.  

Since opening our clinic in 2005, Anicira has provided over 20,000 spays/neuters in our TNR program.


Pet Food Pantry

The Pet Food Pantry is a much-needed service in our community to help pets stay in their homes while their caregivers are facing financial stress. Over 3,000 lbs. of food is given out every month.


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