Your Impact

The ADL relies on charitable donations from members of the community to fund our continued efforts to reduce pet over population problems in the area. As part of our mission to reduce feral populations, the ADL provides financial assistance to residents for spay/neuter operations. Your contributions aid in providing these necessary procedures, every procedure reduces the potential for unwanted births, and helps protect local ecology. Below is a yearly breakdown of the effects your donations helped make happen!

Year in Review


  ADL assisted with 3,617 Spay/Neuter procedures at Margaret Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic, 652 Spay/Neuter procedures at other full-service veterinarians, and contributed a total of $85,836.43 in Financial Assistance to residents for Spay and Neuter procedures in 2023. The ADL also answered 2,587 calls requestion financial assistance.

  ADL also participated in the Earth Day, Plumb Alley Day, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon Town-Wide Yard Sale, and the Abingdon Visitor's Bureau Festival of Trees events.

   ADL's on-going activities include the Community Cat Program which currently hosts 5 organized colonies supported by feeder volunteers, and our Community Goodwill Activities with Faith in Action Food Pantry Pet Food Donations which had 7,782 lbs of food delivered in 2023.

Every spay / neuter surgery performed prevents unwanted births, which is crucial to solving the pet over-population problem. Our evidence, over the past 20 years, shows fewer numbers of animals are entering local shelters and fewer numbers of cats and dogs are euthanized, but the numbers are still not at an acceptable level. Contributing to our efforts to fund surgeries is the best way you can help achieve our mission.