Fredericksburg SPCA

Dogs and cats are not vulnerable to coronavirus, but the current crisis has created big problems for animal shelters here in Virginia. 

Local governments across Virginia are in the middle of budget season, which has now been complicated by the financial crisis gripping the global markets.

The Virginia Department of Health reported at least 290 positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, including the first in the New River Valley.  The Henrico County Health Department also reported two deaths there.


 In just a matter of weeks, life as we have known it has dramatically changed with the arrival of COVID-19. And while the requirements to self-isolate or stay away from people is challenging our social fabric, people are finding ways to cope. 


Political campaigns may be on pause right now because of the coronavirus crisis. But all the deadlines for political parties are still on the calendar.